Creation of super-hydrophobic siloxane-modified SU-8 microstuctures

Blanco-Gomez, G., Glidle, A., Flendrig, L.M. and Cooper, J.M. (2009) Creation of super-hydrophobic siloxane-modified SU-8 microstuctures. Microelectronic Engineering, 86(4-6), pp. 1325-1328. (doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2008.11.069)

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Recently, the need for super-repellent surfaces has been increasing, with applications ranging from material science to Lab-on-a-Chip diagnostics and microfluidics. We propose a novel and simple method to engineer super-hydrophobic surfaces using commercially available negative-tone resists, namely SU-8 and the photodefinable spin-on silicone elastomer, PDSE. The surface energies of fabricated materials were investigated and applied to the transition from the super-hydrophobic to hydrophilic states, occurring during liquid phase evaporation.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:MNE ’08 - The 34th International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Engineering (MNE)
Keywords:Aspect-ratio, energy, engineering, evaporation, Lab-On-A-Chip, microfluidics, optics, physics, resist, resists, science, sessile droplet evaporation, Su-8, super-hydrophobic, surface-energy, surfaces, transition
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Glidle, Dr Andrew and Cooper, Professor Jonathan
Authors: Blanco-Gomez, G., Glidle, A., Flendrig, L.M., and Cooper, J.M.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Microelectronic Engineering
Published Online:09 December 2008

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