Observation of chemically protected polydimethylsiloxane: Towards crack-free PDMS

N. Y. Adly, H. Hassani, A. Q. Tran, M. Balski, A. Yakushenko, A. Offenhäusser, D. Mayer, B. Wolfrum

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Abstract

The current modification of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrates via oxygen plasma treatment causes surface cracks. Here, we demonstrate a method to prevent crack formation by chemical treatment. Chemical modification renders the surface hydrophilic for several days and is effective in preserving the elasticity of the PDMS surface at the nanoscale level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6297-6303
Number of pages7
JournalSoft Matter
Volume13
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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