Polymer brushes as functional, patterned surfaces for Nanobiotechnology

Welch, M. Elizabeth, Xu, Youyong, Chen, Hongjun, Smith, Norah, Tague, Michele E., Abruna, Hector D., Baird, Barbara and Ober, Christopher K. (2012) Polymer brushes as functional, patterned surfaces for Nanobiotechnology. Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, 25 1: 53-56. doi:10.2494/photopolymer.25.53

Author Welch, M. Elizabeth
Xu, Youyong
Chen, Hongjun
Smith, Norah
Tague, Michele E.
Abruna, Hector D.
Baird, Barbara
Ober, Christopher K.
Title Polymer brushes as functional, patterned surfaces for Nanobiotechnology
Journal name Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0914-9244
Publication date 2012
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2494/photopolymer.25.53
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 53
End page 56
Total pages 4
Place of publication Kanagawa, Japan
Publisher Technical Association of Photopolymers Japan
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Polymer brushes have many desirable characteristics such as the ability to tether molecules to a substrate or change the properties of a surface. Patterning of polymer films has been an area of great interest due to the broad range of applications including bio-related and medicinal research. Consequently, we have investigated patterning techniques for polymer brushes which allow for two different functionalities on the same surface. This method has been applied to a biosensor device which requires both polymer brushes and a photosensitizer to be polymerized on a patterned gold substrate. Additionally, the nature of patterned polymer brushes as removable thin films was explored. An etching process has enabled us to lift off very thin membranes for further characterization with the potential of using them as Janus membranes for biological applications.
Keyword Polymer brushes
Multifunctional surfaces
Thin films
Transfer radical polymerization
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
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