TITLE

Microstamping of freestanding bipolymer features

AUTHOR(S)
Moran, P. M.; Robert, C.
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;6/4/2001, Vol. 78 Issue 23, p3741
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Microscale bipolymer features have been fabricated by microstamping. Rigid silicon stamps with microwells as small as 40 fl in volume were used. Bipolymer columns, 2 μm by 2 μm in cross section and 10 μm tall, were stamped from these small microwells. The top 1.5 μm of each column was made of polyetherimide with the remaining 8.5 μm being made from an ethyl cyanoacrylate. The ability to accurately fabricate microscale features consisting of more than one polymer has many potential uses. As an example, the potential use of bipolymer features in nerve guides is discussed. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
4710213

 

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