Self-assembled diblock copolymer thin films for the analysis of bacteria-surface interactions

Shuyan Li, Andras Komaromy, Reinhard Boysen, Dan Nicolau, Milton Thomas William Hearn

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    Self-assembling polymers have recently attracted significant scientific interest, since they spontaneously generate highly ordered structures with high resolution precision, and provide simple, parallel, and cost-effective processes for nanofabrication. Such systems can be achieved with block copolymers which, when produced as thin films, offer great potential as lithographic templates for the fabrication of photonic band-gap materials, ultrahigh-density nanodots or nanowire arrays, memory and capacitor devices, and nano-patterned substrates for biosensors. Although self-assembling block copolymers can form a variety of surface topographies at the nm scale, like spheres, cylinders, and lamellae, their structural steering through the annealing conditions has in many cases not been fully investigated. In the present investigation optimum production conditions for the preparation of nanostructures from poly(styrene)-block-poly(MMA) diblock copolymers have been established to enable the production of surfaces as thin films (
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering IV and Complex Systems
    EditorsDan V Nicolau, Guy Metcalfe
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Pages727008-1 - 727008-8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9780819475220
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventSPIE: Smart Materials, Nano+Micro-Smart Systems 2008 - Melbourne Australia, USA
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


    ConferenceSPIE: Smart Materials, Nano+Micro-Smart Systems 2008
    Period1/01/08 → …

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