Patterning inorganic (CaCO3) thin films via a polymer-induced liquid-precursor process.

  title={Patterning inorganic (CaCO3) thin films via a polymer-induced liquid-precursor process.},
  author={Y H Kim and Elliot P. Douglas and Laurie B Gower},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  volume={23 9},
The biomimetic synthesis of patterned mineral thin films, based on a combination of the microcontact printing technique and a novel crystallization process called the polymer-induced liquid-precursor (PILP) process, is demonstrated. The PILP process enables the deposition of smooth and continuous calcitic mineral films (up to 1500 nm in thickness) under low-temperature and aqueous-based processing conditions. The films are formed by deposition of colloidal droplets composed of a liquid-phase… CONTINUE READING

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