Robust anisotropic polymer meshes prepared by stretching and photo-crosslinking of poly(1,2-butadiene) honeycomb films

Hiroshi Yabu, Yuki Nakamichi, Yuji Hirai, Masatsugu Shimomura

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Abstract

Anisotropic polymer meshes, which have micrometre-scale rectangular pores, were prepared by simple stretching and photo-crosslinking of poly(1,2-butadiene) honeycomb films. First, honeycomb films with pores of uniform size were prepared by a simple self-organization process. Then, after stretching and UV photo-crosslinking, anisotropic polymer meshes were formed. These anisotropic polymer meshes had high chemical and thermal stability, and exhibited anisotropic wettability. Moreover, by using a photo-crosslinking process, the anisotropic meshes could be photo-patterned. These anisotropic polymer meshes are expected to be applicable to digital microfluidic devices, cell aligners, and other such devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4877-4880
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume13
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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