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 languageBritish English
Article numbere201600887
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017


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


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