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Fabrication of 2D arrays of giant liposomes on solid substrates by microcontact printing

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Abstract

We have developed a novel technique for preparation of 2D arrays of giant liposomes on solid substrates by using a combination of micro-patterning of ITO glass slides with lipid solution and electroswelling. Microcontact printing with silicone elastomer stamps is used with lipid solutions “inks” to produce lipid patterns on electro-conductive solid substrates. Special attention is paid to the wetting properties of the ink with respect to the stamp and the solid substrates. The average diameter of the giant liposomes produced by electroswelling of the lipid pattern is determined by size of the micro-pattern features. The technique can be used for preparation of giant liposomes of narrow size distribution.

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2003, accepted on 17 Sep 2003 and first published on 02 Oct 2003


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B308082J
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2003,5, 4918-4922
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    Fabrication of 2D arrays of giant liposomes on solid substrates by microcontact printing

    P. Taylor, C. Xu, P. D. I. Fletcher and V. N. Paunov, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2003, 5, 4918
    DOI: 10.1039/B308082J

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