Hydrophilic composite elastomeric mold for high-resolution soft lithography

Nae Yoon Lee, Ju Ri Lim, Min Jung Lee, Jong Bok Kim, Sung Jin Jo, Hong Koo Baik, Youn Sang Kim

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Here, we introduce a nanopatternable hydrophilic composite elastomer highly desirable for both nanostructure patterning via solvent-assisted micromolding (SAMIM) and microcontact printing of polar inks. This composite precursor is prepared by blending two UV-curable materials, Norland Optical Adhesives (NOA) 63 and poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA), in an appropriate ratio; upon UV polymerization, a nanopatternable elastomer with preferential permeability both to aqueous and organic solvent is fabricated. Using this composite mold, nanoscale SAMIM of poly(4-vinylpyridine) (P4VP) and microcontact printing of a polar biomolecule, bovine serum albumin (BSA), was successfully demonstrated, paving the way for facile and efficient reproduction of various nanopatterns and a biomolecule-printed array platform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9018-9022
Number of pages5
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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    Lee, N. Y., Lim, J. R., Lee, M. J., Kim, J. B., Jo, S. J., Baik, H. K., & Kim, Y. S. (2006). Hydrophilic composite elastomeric mold for high-resolution soft lithography. Langmuir, 22(21), 9018-9022. https://doi.org/10.1021/la060790b