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Rapid and mask-less laser-processing technique for the fabrication of microstructures in polydimethylsiloxane

C.L.Sones, I.N.Katis, B.Mills, M.Feinäugle, A.Mosayyebi, J.Butement, and R.W.Eason


We report a rapid laser-based method for structuring polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) on the micron-scale. This mask-less method uses a digital multi-mirror device as a spatial light modulator to produce a given spatial intensity pattern to create arbitrarily shaped structures via either ablation or multi-photon photo-polymerisation in a master substrate, which is subsequently used to cast the complementary patterns in PDMS. This patterned PDMS mould was then used for micro-contact printing of ink and biological molecules.

Applied Surface Science (2014) Vol.298 pp.125-129

doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.01.138

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