- Nath, Nidhi and Chilkoti, Ashutosh, Creating "smart" surfaces using stimuli responsive polymers,
Advanced Materials, vol. 14 no. 17
pp. 1243 - 1247 [1521-4095(20020903)14:17<1243::AID-ADMA1243>3.0.CO;2-M] .
(last updated on 2007/04/12)
"Smart" surfaces that modulate their physico-chemical properties in response to environmental triggers can be fabricated by functionalization of a surface with stimuli-responsive polymers (SRPs). This article summarizes different approaches to the fabrication of "smart" surfaces and their applications. Recent results that demonstrate reversible micropatterning of proteins using a smart biopolymer as well as a simple, colorimetric assay to characterize the phase transition behavior of SRPs at the solid-water interface are highlighted.
Surface treatment;Organic polymers;Interfaces (materials);Assays;Phase transitions;Gold;Nanostructured materials;Biomaterials;