Choosing the best material for the fabrication of a micro- or nanodevice is a daunting task. There are many requirements for the mechanical, chemical, and optical properties, and usually the perfect material does not exist. By definition, micro- and nanodevices have a very large surface-to-volume ratio, and hence it is crucial that not only the bulk properties, but also the surface properties of the selected material are optimized for the specific application of the device. The surface properties of a material can be modified by application of a coating on the original surface.
A coating should be thin, so it does not adversely affect the bulk properties and functionality of the coated object. This is especially relevant when coating small structures, such as micro- and nanodevices. This requires extremely thin coatings, which is why Surfix’s nanocoatings, having a thickness between 1 and 100 nm, are ideally suited for this. They allow the coating of a wide range of materials to control essential surface properties such as wettability, protein adsorption, and biorecognition. The nanocoating properties are highly tuneable, which enables the customization of our nanocoating to your device and your application. For more information visit the Applications