Print-to-Print: A facile flexible multi-object patterning process using superhydrophobic films

Siyuan Xing, Siwei Zhao, Tingrui Pan

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a simple versatile printing-based method, referred to as Print-to-Print (P2P), to form multi-object micropatterns for potential biological applications, along with our recent efforts to deliver out-of-cleanroom microfabrication solutions to the general public. The P2P method employs only a commercially available solid-phase printer and reusable superhydrophobic films developed by us. The whole process does not involve any thermal or chemical treatment. Moreover, the non-contact nature of droplet transferring and printing steps can be highly advantageous for sensitive biological uses. Using the P2P process, a minimal feature resolution of 229μm has been successfully demonstrated. In addition, this approach has been applied to form biological micropatterning on various substrates as well as multi-object co-patterns on the commonly used surfaces. Finally, the reusability of superhydrophobic substrates has also been illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2013
Pages145-148
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2013
Event8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2013 - Suzhou, China
Duration: Apr 7 2013Apr 10 2013

Other

Other8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2013
CountryChina
CitySuzhou
Period4/7/134/10/13

Keywords

  • bio-fabrication
  • bio-patterning
  • bio-printing
  • microfabrication
  • micropatterning
  • rapid-prototyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology

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    Xing, S., Zhao, S., & Pan, T. (2013). Print-to-Print: A facile flexible multi-object patterning process using superhydrophobic films. In 8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2013 (pp. 145-148). [6559701] https://doi.org/10.1109/NEMS.2013.6559701