Fabrications and Applications of Stimulus-Responsive Polymer Films and Patterns on Surfaces: A Review
AbstractIn the past two decades, we have witnessed significant progress in developing high performance stimuli-responsive polymeric materials. This review focuses on recent developments in the preparation and application of patterned stimuli-responsive polymers, including thermoresponsive layers, pH/ionic-responsive hydrogels, photo-responsive film, magnetically-responsive composites, electroactive composites, and solvent-responsive composites. Many important new applications for stimuli-responsive polymers lie in the field of nano- and micro-fabrication, where stimuli-responsive polymers are being established as important manipulation tools. Some techniques have been developed to selectively position organic molecules and then to obtain well-defined patterned substrates at the micrometer or submicrometer scale. Methods for patterning of stimuli-responsive hydrogels, including photolithography, electron beam lithography, scanning probe writing, and printing techniques (microcontact printing, ink-jet printing) were surveyed. We also surveyed the applications of nanostructured stimuli-responsive hydrogels, such as biotechnology (biological interfaces and purification of biomacromoles), switchable wettability, sensors (optical sensors, biosensors, chemical sensors), and actuators. View Full-Text
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Chen, J.-K.; Chang, C.-J. Fabrications and Applications of Stimulus-Responsive Polymer Films and Patterns on Surfaces: A Review. Materials 2014, 7, 805-875.
Chen J-K, Chang C-J. Fabrications and Applications of Stimulus-Responsive Polymer Films and Patterns on Surfaces: A Review. Materials. 2014; 7(2):805-875.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Jem-Kun; Chang, Chi-Jung. 2014. "Fabrications and Applications of Stimulus-Responsive Polymer Films and Patterns on Surfaces: A Review." Materials 7, no. 2: 805-875.