Improved conformal coatings by oblique-angle deposition for bioreplication

Drew P. Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Raúl J. Martín-Palma

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The conformal-evaporated-film-by-rotation (CEFR) technique, a bioreplication method to produce high-fidelity conformal coatings on biotemplates by oblique-angle deposition, was modified to improve the uniformity of coating thickness. The substrate holding the biotemplate was rocked, in addition to rotating it about an axis passing normally through it. With the compound eyes of the common blow fly as the biotemplate, quantitative comparison of coating thickness obtained by the original CEFR and the modified CEFR techniques showed the superiority of the latter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number193701
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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