Papers Published

  1. 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 (May, 2009), 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.