- Chen, Tao and Zhong, Jianming and Chang, Debby P. and Carcia, Andres and Zauscher, Stefan, Fabrication of Micropatterned Stimulus-Responsive Polymer-Brush `Anemone',
ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol. 21 no. 18
pp. 1825+ [doi] .
(last updated on 2011/08/19)
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.