- T. Chen and J. M. Zhong and D. P. Chang and A. Carcia and S. Zauscher, Fabrication of Micropatterned Stimulus-Responsive Polymer-Brush 'Anemone',
Advanced Materials, vol. 21 no. 18
pp. 1825 -- + .
(last updated on 2009/08/04)
A simple strategy to fabricate stimulus-responsive patterned PNIPAAM-brush microstructures ('anemones') is presented. The size of the microstructures can be adjusted by setting the composition of thiol and the contact pressure. We demonstrate that the patterned PNIPAAM-brush microstructures have a triggerable and reversible conformation transition, and can potentially be used as microcontainers to reversibly dock and release microparticles.