Biomimetic materials processing

Takahiro Ishizaki, Junko Hieda, Maria A. Bratescu, Ngahiro Saito, Osamu Takai

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A biomimetic super-hydrophobic/super-hydrophilic micro-patterned surface was successfully fabricated by microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (MPECVD) and vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) light lithography. On the micropatterned surface, various site-selective immobilizations were carried out. The fluorescent polystyrene spheres and copper were deposited site-selectively on super-hydrophobic regions using electrostatic interactions. The micropatterned surface brought the discrete adhesions of E. coli and B. subtilis specifically on super-hydrophobic regions. On the other hand, NIH 3T3 fibroblast cells attached to the super-hydrophilic regions in a highly selective manner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventNanostructured Thin Films II - San Diego, CA
Duration: 2009 Aug 52009 Aug 6


OtherNanostructured Thin Films II
CitySan Diego, CA



  • Biomimetics
  • Fibroblast cell culture
  • Super-hydrophilicity
  • Super-hydrophobicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Ishizaki, T., Hieda, J., Bratescu, M. A., Saito, N., & Takai, O. (2009). Biomimetic materials processing. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7404). [74040M]