Contact Printing

Contact printing enables patterning of a surface through use of a transfer template, simplifying pattern transfer and eliminating the use of more complicated photolithographic techniques. Plasma treatment enhances surface wetting properties to facilitate pattern transfer.


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Hale PS, Kappen P, Prissanaroon W, Brack N, Pigram PJ, and Liesegang J. "Minimizing silicone transfer during micro-contact printing". Appl. Surf. Sci. 2007 253: 3746--3750 10.1016/j.apsusc.2005.04.060
Kohli N, Worden RM, and Lee I. "Direct transfer of preformed patterned bio-nanocomposite films on polyelectrolyte multilayer templates". Macromol. Biosci. 2007 7: 789--797 10.1002/mabi.200700006
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Dusseiller MR, Schlaepfer D, Koch M, Kroschewski R, and Textor M. "An inverted microcontact printing method on topographically structured polystyrene chips for arrayed micro-3-D culturing of single cells". Biomaterials 2005 26: 5917--5925 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2005.02.032
Jung SY, Holden MA, Cremer PS, and Collier CP. "Two-component membrane lithography via lipid backfilling". ChemPhysChem 2005 6: 423--426 10.1002/cphc.200400540
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Masters Thesis

Barbera N. "Characterizing the Effects of Nesprin 2G and Alpha4Beta1 Integrin on the Intracellular Dynamics of Cells in a Migration Model" MS Thesis, Johns Hopkins University, 2014.
Al-Chami H. "Inkjet printing of transducers" MS Thesis, University of British Columbia, 2010.
Stadman S. "Soft lithography of functional oxide materials" MS Thesis, University of Twente, 2010.

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