Andrés Fabián Lasagni, Sabri Alamri, Alfredo Ismael Aguilar-Morales, Florian Rößler, Bogdan Voisiat and Tim Kunze
CoreAFM used to measure artificial structures with multiple-scaled surface features
Researchers from the TU Dresden and Fraunhofer IWS have used laser-based interferometric methods to create biomimetic surfaces with micrometer and sub-micrometer features on polymeric and metallic surfaces. Confocal microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to characterize the surfaces structurally, but for surfaces with periodicities and structures below 1 µm, the Nanosurf CoreAFM was used for their characterization. The structures were subsequently compared with the wettability obtained from contact angle measurements.