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

Jeonghan Kim, Yan Liu, Sang Jung Ahn, Stefan Zauscher, Joel M. Karty, Yvonne Yamanaka, Stephen L. Craig

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1749-1753
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 18 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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