A method for preparation of surfaces with patterned hydrophilic/hydrophobic properties was developed. Substrates with highly hydrated windows separated by hydrophobic areas, as well as features with different degree of hydrophobicity, were fabricated with this method. These surfaces were used for self-assembling of nanoengineered polymeric capsules. Patterned layers of different types of capsules were realized. Adhesion of produced features was found to depend on the nature of used capsules.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Sep 2004|
- Hydrophobic/ hydrophilic properties
- Optical microscopy
- Polymeric capsules
- Surface patterning