Large-Scale Ordered Plastic Nanopillars for Quantitative Live-Cell Imaging (pages 449–453)
Kheya Sengupta, Eric Moyen, Magali Macé, Anne-Marie Benoliel, Anne Pierres, Frank Thibaudau, Laurence Masson, Laurent Limozin, Pierre Bongrand and Margrit Hanbücken
Article first published online: 2 FEB 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.200800836
Transparent nanopatterned plastic substrates are prepared by molding a photopolymer inside nanoporous ordered anodic alumina and subsequently etching away the mold. The array of glass-supported, index-matched nanopillars is ordered over a large area. They can serve as a platform for studying the interaction of living cells with nanotopography (see image) using quantitative optical microscopy.