Fabrication of arbitrary three-dimensional polymer structures by rational control of the spacing between nanobrushes

Xuechang Zhou, Xiaolong Wang, Youde Shen, Zhuang Xie, Zijian Zheng

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Abstract

3D polymer structures can be fabricated by rational control of the spacing between nanosized polymer brushes. Each nanobrush can be precisely patterned by combination of dip-pen nanodisplacement lithography and surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP; see picture). Complex 3D topographic images of the Mona Lisa have been obtained in this way.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6506-6510
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume50
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2011

Keywords

  • nanopatterning
  • nanostructures
  • polymerization
  • polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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