Photolithographic patterning of super-hydrophobic CF4 plasma fluorinated polybutadiene films is shown to provide sufficient surface energy contrast to facilitate spatially organized deposition of metal salts and polystyrene microspheres from a nebulized mist or solution.
Pulsed plasma polymerisation of butylacrylate monomer is found to lead to the deposition of polymeric films which are structurally very similar to conventional poly(butylacrylate). Carbon dioxide or oxygen plasma post treatment of these surfaces significantly improves their adhesive performance due to greater Lewis acid-base interactions at the interface.
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