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Direct-writing microporous polymer architectures-print, capture and release

Zhang, Q and Willis-Fox, N and Conboy, C and Daly, R (2021) Direct-writing microporous polymer architectures-print, capture and release. Materials Horizons, 8. pp. 179-186. ISSN 2051-6347

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Abstract

In the nature-inspired breath figure method, rafts of condensed water droplets self-organise and imprint into a permanent microporous polymer structure. This could have exciting applications in drug delivery, tissue engineering and sensors but it is extremely difficult to control or functionalise the final structure. Here, we show direct-writing of droplets onto fluid surfaces by inkjet printing as a breakthrough to dial-in a required pattern, structure and function into the polymer film.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2020 20:09
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 10:15
DOI: 10.1039/d0mh01460e