Formation of honeycomb-structured, porous films via breath figures with different polymer architectures

Martina H. Stenzel, C. Barner-Kowollik, Thomas P. Davis

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Abstract

Honeycomb-structured, porous films with pore sizes ranging from 200 nm to 7 μm were prepared with breath figures. The regularity of the hexagonal array and the pore size was influenced by the polymer architecture and the casting conditions. A nanoscaled suborder next to the microarray was obtained with amphiphilic block copolymers. These films were shown to be suitable as surfaces for cell growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2363-2375
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breath figure
  • Honeycomb
  • RAFT polymerization

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