Growth of sculptured polymer submicronwire assemblies by vapor deposition

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Abstract

We have grown helical nanowire assemblies of parylene C, thereby demonstrating that polymeric sculptured thin films (STFs) can be fabricated by a combination of physical and chemical vapor deposition processes. The deposition method is explained in detail and electron micrographs of 200-400 nm size sculptured thin film of parylene are given. The shapes of the submicron and nanowire assemblies can be engineered so that the polymeric STF acts as a template for preferential attachment of biomolecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9544-9548
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer
Volume46
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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