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1. (WO2004005587) SURFACE NANOPATTERNING

Pub. No.:    WO/2004/005587    International Application No.:    PCT/US2003/021496
Publication Date: Jan 15, 2004 International Filing Date: Jul 8, 2003
IPC: C25D 13/00
Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
MONBOUQUETTE, Harold, G.
GARCIA-GARIBAY, Miguel
Inventors: MONBOUQUETTE, Harold, G.
GARCIA-GARIBAY, Miguel
Title: SURFACE NANOPATTERNING
Abstract:
A method for producing, and a product having, a surface nanopattern, wherein the method comprises the steps of: obtaining a substrate (27) with a smooth surface; acquiring a self-assembling monolayer precursor, wherein the precursor includes an inducible, usually photocatalytically, active region and a substrate attachment region; mixing a plurality of the self-assembly monolayer precursors with the substrate (27) to produce a self-assembling monolayer having an exposed surface comprising the inducible active regions (25) and anchored to the substrate smooth surface by the substrate attachment regions (27); obtaining a path-directable nanoparticle (30); contacting the path-directable nanoparticle (30) with the exposed surface at an interface area; exposing the contacted surface to an inducing event, usually exposure to light; and appliying a force to the contacted path-directable nonaparticle (30) to produce movement of the nanoparticle over the exposed surface.