Research report 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

New unconventional methods for Micro- and Nanostructuring of Polymer Surfaces

Bonaccurso, Elmar

Physik der Polymere (Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt)
MPI für Polymerforschung, Mainz

Three novel techniques for micro- and nanostructuring soft and delicate materials, such as polymers are presented. Compared with conventional processes they have the advantage of being low-cost, fast, and straightforward. They are based on simple physical and chemical effects: polymers can be crosslinked with plasma or UV-irradiation, and they can be locally solved or swollen with solvents.

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