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Progress Report on Microstructured Surfaces Based on Chemical Vapor Deposition

  • Yaseen Elkasabi
  • Joerg Lahann
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 671)

Abstract

This book chapter discusses recent advances in the fabrication of microscale surface patterns using chemical vapor deposition polymerization. Reactive poly(p-xylylene) (PPX) coatings are useful for their ability to immobilize specific biomolecules, as determined by the PPX functional group. PPXs can either be modified postdeposition, or they can be patterned onto a substrate in situ. Specific methods discussed in this progress report include microcontact printing, vapor-assisted micropatterning in replica structures, projection lithography-based patterning, and selective polymer deposition.

Key words

Bioarrays Chemical vapor deposition Immobilization Micropatterns Surface engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaseen Elkasabi
    • 1
  • Joerg Lahann
    • 2
  1. 1.Material Science and EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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