User-friendly chemical patterning with digital light projection polymer brush photolithography

Michele Fromel, Raymond L. Crisci, Chinmay S. Sankhe, Danielle Reifsnyder Hickey, Timothy B. Tighe, Esther W. Gomez, Christian W. Pester

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Patterned polymeric coatings are broadly relevant for all areas of bioengineering: anti-biofouling, controlled protein adsorption, guided cell growth, and many more. This contribution describes a robust topographical and chemical patterning platform that combines an LED digital light projector with oxygen-tolerant light-mediated polymerization to design advanced surfaces on the micron scale and in mild ambient conditions. The user-friendly nature of this approach is targeted towards bringing complex chemical patterning abilities based on surface-tethered polymers into the hands of non-experts and enabling both fundamental and applied studies related to patterned surfaces in bioengineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number110652
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
StatePublished - Sep 5 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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