Progress towards tubes with regular nanopatterned inner surfaces

Seunarine, K., Tormen, M., Gadegaard, N. , Riehle, M. , Wilkinson, C.D.W., Businaro, L. and Romanato, F. (2006) Progress towards tubes with regular nanopatterned inner surfaces. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 24(6), pp. 3258-3262. (doi:10.1116/1.2357970)

Seunarine, K., Tormen, M., Gadegaard, N. , Riehle, M. , Wilkinson, C.D.W., Businaro, L. and Romanato, F. (2006) Progress towards tubes with regular nanopatterned inner surfaces. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 24(6), pp. 3258-3262. (doi:10.1116/1.2357970)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.2357970

Abstract

The repair of vascular tubing is an important task in tissue engineering. The behavior of cells is strongly influenced by the topology of the surfaces, on both a micrometric and a nanometric scale, in their vicinity. Thus the authors wish to make tubes that are patterned on the inner surface. One way to do this is to use the good depth of focus capabilities of x-ray exposure to print an array of dots, 200 nm diameter and 400 nm pitch, onto a curved surface coated in resist. A die made from this structure allows nanoembossing into a biodegradable polymer. A closed vessel can then be made by adding a lid, that also has a similar nanopatterned surface. Details of the accuracy of transfer are given. It is concluded that x-ray printing is a suitable approach for the formation of internally patterned tubing.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Seunarine, Dr Krishna and Wilkinson, Professor Christopher and Gadegaard, Professor Nikolaj and Riehle, Dr Mathis
Authors: Seunarine, K., Tormen, M., Gadegaard, N., Riehle, M., Wilkinson, C.D.W., Businaro, L., and Romanato, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
ISSN:1071-1023

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