New unconventional methods for Micro- and Nanostructuring of Polymer Surfaces
Research report (imported) 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Three novel techniques for micro- and nanostructuring soft and delicate materials, such as polymers are presented. Compared with conventional processes they have the advantage of being low-cost, fast, and straightforward. They are based on simple physical and chemical effects: polymers can be crosslinked with plasma or UV-irradiation, and they can be locally solved or swollen with solvents.