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Wande Zhang, Pranav Soman, Kyle Meggs, Xin Qu and Shaochen Chen Tuning the Poisson's Ratio of Biomaterials for Investigating Cellular Response Advanced Functional Materials 23

Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201202666

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A methodology to develop suspended structures with tunable Poisson's ratios is reported. Two-photon polymerization is used to fabricate suspended web structures with a negative Poisson's ratio (NPR), based on analytical models. This technique could be used to investigate effects of altering the Poisson's ratio of several photocurable biomaterials on a variety of cellular aspects including morphology, gene expression, and migration using different cell types.

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