Functionalization of 3D printed micro-containers with Ni-Au core-shell nanowires

Waqas Amin Gill, Boo Hyun An, Ji Sung Lee, Dima Ali, Malathe Samir Khalil, Jungrae Park, Young Soo Choi, Young Keun Kim, Daniel S. Choi

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Three-dimensional printing (3DP) technology has attracted interest in various fields of applications. However, most of the previous studies are focusing on additive printing or developing new printable materials to functionalize the printed structures. Those approaches obviously have shown great performance, but still have no solution to functionalize original printing materials that are supplied by printer suppliers. In this study, we report a feasible method to fabricate three-dimensional printed micro-containers (MCs) coated with Ni-Au core-shell nanowires (NWs) that have multifunctional properties. The surfaces of the polymer-based micro-containers are modified with thiol groups. Then Ni-Au nanowires are directly attached without further treatment. Our approach expands direct applications of polymeric 3DP materials to biomedical and pharmaceutical technology as a utilized platform for functional nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere201600887
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge Dr. Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub and his SMART MASDAR Laboratory (Sustainable Materials for Advanced and Revolutionary Technologies at Masdar) team for the technical support of the 3DP technology. This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (2014M3A7B4052193 and 2015R1A2A1A15053002).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim


  • 3D printing
  • core-shell nanowire
  • micro-container
  • nanowire coating
  • surface modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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