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Testing trichomes designs of 3D microstructures using multiphoton polymerization: Toward hydrophobic surfaces (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Areti Mourka; Dimitra Ladika; Lampros Papoutsakis; Maria Vamvakaki; Spiros H. Anastasiadis; Maria Farsari

Paper Abstract

Arrays of hierarchical microstructures are considered nowadays as an effective method to create hydrophobic surfaces. Herein, we use femtosecond 3D printing to manufacture microstructures in different geometric patterns. Direct laser writing and, in particular, multiphoton polymerization lithography (MPL) with ultrafast laser pulses has taken additive manufacturing all the way down to the sub-micrometer scale. MPL is a 3D nanoscale manufacturing tool offering great potential for rapid prototyping and the manufacture of photonic devices, tissue scaffolds and biomechanical parts. In this study, we demonstrate the tuning of the wetting performance of surfaces via trichomes designs of 3D microstructures.

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Date Published: 9 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11269, Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials XVII, 112690B (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2544722
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Areti Mourka, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Dimitra Ladika, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Lampros Papoutsakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Maria Vamvakaki, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Spiros H. Anastasiadis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Maria Farsari, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11269:
Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials XVII
Jan J. Dubowski; David B. Geohegan; Andrei V. Kabashin, Editor(s)

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