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Directed assembly of three-dimensional structures with micron-scale features

United States Patent

November 28, 2006
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The invention provides polyelectrolyte inks comprising a solvent, a cationic polyelectrolyte, dissolved in the solvent, and an anionic polyelectrolyte, dissolved in the solvent. The concentration of at least one of the polyelectrolytes in the solvent is in a semidilute regime.
Gratson; Gregory (Urbana, IL), Lewis; Jennifer A. (Urbana, IL)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
10/ 463,834
June 17, 2003
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The subject matter of this application was in part funded under Contract Number DEFG-02-91ER-45439 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and Contract Number DMR01-177792 awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Government may have certain rights in the invention.