Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
New unconventional methods for Micro- and Nanostructuring of Polymer Surfaces
Physik der Polymere (Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt)
MPI für Polymerforschung, Mainz
SummaryThree 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.