Nanopatterned polymer brushes: conformation, fabrication and applications.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Surfaces with end-grafted, nanopatterned polymer brushes that exhibit well-defined feature dimensions and controlled chemical and physical properties provide versatile platforms not only for investigation of nanoscale phenomena at biointerfaces, but also for the development of advanced devices relevant to biotechnology and electronics applications. In this review, we first give a brief introduction of scaling behavior of nanopatterned polymer brushes and then summarize recent progress in fabrication and application of nanopatterned polymer brushes. Specifically, we highlight applications of nanopatterned stimuli-responsive polymer brushes in the areas of biomedicine and biotechnology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yu, Q; Ista, LK; Gu, R; Zauscher, S; López, GP

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 680 - 700

PubMed ID

  • 26648412

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2040-3372

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2040-3364

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/c5nr07107k


  • eng