Self-assembly and properties of main-chain reversible polymer brushes

TitleSelf-assembly and properties of main-chain reversible polymer brushes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsJ Kim, Y Liu, SJ Ahn, S Zauscher, JM Karty, Y Yamanaka, and SL Craig
JournalAdvanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
Start Page1749
Pagination1749 - 1753
Date Published07/2005

The compressive and adhesive mechanical properties of self-assembled polymer brushes were investigated using DNA-based modules. The effects of surface anchor density, association strength, and monomer flexibility on the properties were also investigated. Reversible polymer brush properties were examined using atomic force microscopy. It was observed that the effective polymer brush height and resulting adhesive interactions were strongly dependent on surface anchor density and the thermodynamics, concentration, and conformational flexibility of the monomer.

Short TitleAdvanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)