October 11, 2012
Chemistry Department, Wayne State University
Coping with Stress – Gene Regulation by Bacterial sRNAs
The development of hybrid electronic devices relies in large part on the integration of biological and organic materials and inorganic semiconductors through a stable interface that permits efficient charge transport while protecting underlying substrates from degradation. Our work in hybrid organic-inorganic materials describes reliable high-throughput methods for functionalizing and patterning semiconducting substrates with novel bilayered organic systems. Our approach permits facile functional integration of inorganic-organic interfaces in thin film devices while completely protecting the interface from chemical degradation. The developed methods provide precise control over the shape and size of the patterned features in the 100 nm domain, and give rapid, ready access to chemically discriminated patterns that can be further functionalized with functional organic and biological molecules.