Biomimetic Surface Structuring Using Laser Based Interferometric Methods

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.

Applied Science 2018, 8 (8), 1260

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.

CoreAFM used to measure artificial structures with multiple-scaled surface features

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