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Online ISSN: 1521-4095
Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Porous Materials: Metalized Porous Interference Lithographic Microstructures via Biofunctionalization (Adv. Mater. 12/2010)
The cover shows an SEM image of a periodic porous SU8 microframe decorated with gold nanoparticles. On p. 1369, Vladimir Tsukruk and co-workers demonstrate a biomediated approach for the metallization of periodic, porous polymer microstructures fabricated using interference lithography. The direct growth of metal nanoparticles does not damage or modify the original structure, making the approach demonstrated here highly suitable for designing reinforced binary microcomposites with predetermined symmetry.