We thank T. Davey of the Electron Microscopy Research Services at Newcastle University for technical assistance with the SEM images.
Article first published online: 26 JUL 2012
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Chemical Vapor Deposition
Volume 18, Issue 7-9, pages 239–244, September 2012
How to Cite
Andrews, H. G., Wood, T. J., Schofield, W. C. E. and Badyal, J. P. S. (2012), Functional Nanoimprinting. Chem. Vap. Deposition, 18: 239–244. doi: 10.1002/cvde.201106970
- Issue published online: 5 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 26 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 26 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 30 NOV 2011
- Functional surfaces;
A cure-activated nanolayer transfer technique is described, which when combined with soft imprinting (lithography) can be used to fabricate multiple surface-functionalized replicas from the same mould without the need for a separate secondary functionalization step. For instance, the hierarchical roughnesses of plant leaves and moth wings are successfully replicated to yield superhydrophobicity. The inherent simplicity and nanometer-scale precision of this approach makes it highly attractive for a plethora of surface-functionalization and patterning applications.