Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Dynamic Surfaces with Triggerable Functional Levels

del Campo, Aránzazu

Active Surfaces and Materials (Dr. Aránzazu del Campo)
MPI für Polymerforschung, Mainz

Strategies to control phenomena at the interface between artificial materials and biological systems are relevant for many fields ranging from biosensing to tissue engineering. The inertness and static character of artificial surfaces contrasts with the dynamic, reversible and evolutionary character of biological processes. This gap can be filled with novel strategies that allow precise and active change of the surface properties by application of ready-available and biological friendly external fields.

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