• The idea is to use a periodically switchable topography of the underlying polymer surface, induced by two states: structured and flat. (spie.org)
  • The polymer system we focus on are surface attached polymer chains ('polymer brushes') of two types: (i) diblock-copolymer chains densely grafted with one end to the solid substrate and (ii) a mixed brush composed of the mixture of A and B homopolymers, A-B blocks and random A-B chains. (spie.org)
  • In the polymer nanotechnology group we develop enabling techniques for the patterning of functional surfaces, and use these processes in different research and application fields. (psi.ch)
  • These activities are strongly linked to the "Institute for Polymer Nanotechnology" / "Institut für Nanotechnische Kunststoff-Anwendungen (INKA) ", a joint institute with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Nordwestschweiz FHNW. (psi.ch)
  • Antifouling strategies that utilize engineered topographical surface features with well-defined dimensions and shapes have demonstrated a greater degree of controllable inhibition over initial cell attachment, in comparison to undefined, texturized, or porous surfaces. (mdpi.com)
  • This Ni-Sn foam has a planar dendrite structure with bundles of flower-like tubes, providing highly porous foam with an extremely large surface area. (chemweb.com)
  • The objective of this project is to study interactions of small prismatic loops with each other and with free surfaces of the TEM foil both experimentally and by atomistic modeling using empirical potentials. (ceitec.cz)
  • Nanowerk News ) Japanese researchers have succeeded in deriving a theoretical formula that quantitatively predicts the wetting and spreading behavior of droplets that collide with the flat surface of a solid material ( Scientific Reports , 'Analytical consideration of liquid droplet impingement on solid surfaces' ). (nanowerk.com)
  • Richard obtained a BSc in Applied Physics from Kingston University in 1989, an MSc in Industrial Measurement Systems from Brunel University in 1994, a PhD in Surface Metrology from University of Warwick in 2000 and a DSc from Warwick in 2014. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • This is particularly important for techniques with the potential for industrial production, such as nanolithography, nanoreplication, and surface functionalization. (psi.ch)
  • Generally, these research topics in the application of nanotechnology for stem cell research can be divided into stem cell microenvironment, stem cell transfection, isolation and sorting, tissue engineering, tracking and imaging, and molecular detection. (nanotech-now.com)
  • The topographic coordinates measured from an integrated profilometer are used to perfectly follow the sample surface in confocal Raman imaging mode. (nanotech-now.com)
  • Her current research interests include the synthesis of functional and stimuli-responsive polymeric materials and the self-assembly of macromolecules in solution and at the surface. (rsc.org)
  • The environmental stability of solution processed Al-doped ZnO (AZO) thin films was enhanced by functionalizing the film surface with a thin self-assembled molecular layer. (chemweb.com)
  • In this paper, we study the structure, microhardness, and tribological properties of surface layers of mild (0.19% C) steel, which was formed by electron-beam cladding with an iron-graphite powder mixture followed by quenching and tempering. (chemweb.com)
  • Electron-beam quenching of the surface layers of hypoeutectic cast iron was accompanied with multiple cracking. (chemweb.com)
  • In friction tests against fixed and loose abrasive particles, the surface layers of hypereutectoid steel and hypoeutectic cast iron that were produced by electron-beam cladding and quenching had lower wear rates than mild steel after pack carburizing, quenching, and tempering. (chemweb.com)
  • The surface membrane model was proposed to explain the complex correlations among force and extension values. (biomedcentral.com)
  • At AFM Biomed Alice Pyne presented novel details on the double helix structure of DNA in liquid, building on previous work in Dr Bart Hoogenboom's research group at the London Centre for Nanotechnology. (london-nano.com)
  • Precise generation of selective surface-confined glycoprotein recognition sites. (open.ac.uk)
  • STM, which is a non-optical technique, works by scanning an electrical probe over a surface to be imaged to detect a weak electric current flowing between the tip and the surface. (nanowerk.com)