Creating "smart" surfaces using stimuli responsive polymers


Journal Article

"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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nath, N; Chilkoti, A

Published Date

  • September 3, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 17

Start / End Page

  • 1243 - 1247

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0935-9648

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1521-4095(20020903)14:17<1243::AID-ADMA1243>3.0.CO;2-M

Citation Source

  • Scopus