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The surface of a poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) film was selectively irradiated with proton beams at various fluences to generate carboxylic acid groups on the surface; the resulting functionalized PET surface was then characterized in terms of its wettability, chemical structure, and chemical composition. The results revealed that (i) carboxylic acid(More)
Biomolecule patterning is important due to its potential applications in biodevices, tissue engineering, and drug delivery. In this study, we developed a new method for a biomolecular patterning on poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) films based on ion implantation. Ion implantation on a PCL film surface resulted in the formation of carboxylic acid groups. The(More)
Patterned graft polymerization of a functional monomer on a hydrophobic polymer surface was proposed for biomolecule patterning. A poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) film surface was selectively activated by ion implantation through a pattern mask and acrylic acid (AA) was then graft polymerized onto the activated regions of the PVDF surfaces. The peroxide(More)
A noncytotoxic procedure for the spatial organization of multiple cell types remains as a major challenge in tissue engineering. In this study, a simple and biocompatible micropatterning method of multiple cell types on a polymer surface is developed by using ion implantation. The cell-resistant Pluronic surface can be converted into a cell-adhesive one by(More)
Poly(acrylic acid) (PAA)-patterned polystyrene (PS) substrates were prepared by ion beam lithography to control cell behaviors of mouse fibroblasts and human embryonic kidney cells. Thin PAA films spin-coated on non-biological PS substrates were selectively irradiated with energetic proton ions through a pattern mask. The irradiated substrates were(More)
In this study, a facile route to fabricate micropatterns of cells is presented on the basis of electron irradiation of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS). PDMS films were irradiated with electron beams through a pattern mask with micrometer-sized grids. After irradiation, the changes in the chemical composition, morphology, and wettability of the PDMS surface(More)
In this paper, the simple and biocompatible micropatterning of cell-repellent poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) on a cell-adhesive substrate by ion beam micropatterning to control cell adhesion is described. Cell-repellent PNIPAAm films spin-coated on cell-adhesive tissue culture polystyrene (TCPS) substrates were selectively irradiated by energetic(More)
Poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP)-stabilized silver nanoparticles (NPs) were used as a new nanocomposite resist for electron beam lithography. A nanocomposite resist prepared by reducing silver nitrate in an alcoholic PVP solution was patterned by using a scanning electron microscope equipped with a nanometer pattern generation system. Well-defined negative(More)
A simple and facile method for the patterning of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) was described via selective ion irradiation and oxygen plasma etching. Thin Pluronic films containing HAuCI4 as the precursor of GNPs were selectively irradiated through a pattern mask with 200 keV proton ions to generate GNP-embedded Pluronic patterns. The Pluronic was then removed(More)