Template-guided self-assembly of biomimetic polymers using evaporation-assisted plasma lithography

Joseph Keyes, Michael Junkin, Joseph Cappello, Xiaoyi Wu, Pak Kin Wong

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Abstract

The ability to synthesize polypeptides that mimic natural proteins enables new opportunities for designing innovative smart building blocks for material science, tissue engineering, and nanomanufacturing. One of the technological challenges to fully utilize the potential of these biomimetic proteins is the ability to create desired structures across different length scales using these building blocks. In this work, an evaporation-assisted plasma lithography technique is described for template-guided self-assembling of silk-elastin like polymer (SELP). The self-assembly process at different humidities was investigated. This study has successfully demonstrated self-assembly of SELP structures with length scale down to the micron range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages236-238
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Event12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2008Oct 16 2008

Other

Other12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/12/0810/16/08

Keywords

  • Biomimetic proteins
  • Plasma lithography
  • Self-assembly
  • SELP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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