Polymer Brushes: Synthesis, Characterization, Applications

Polymer Brushes: Synthesis, Characterization, Applications

Editor(s): Rigoberto C. Advincula, William J. Brittain, Kenneth C. Caster, Jürgen Rühe

Published Online: 17 JUN 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527310333

Online ISBN: 9783527603824

DOI: 10.1002/3527603824

About this Book

Materials scientists, polymer chemists, surface physicists and materials engineers will find this book a complete and detailed treatise on the field of polymer brushes, their synthesis, characterization and manifold applications. In a first section, the various synthetic pathways and different surface materials are introduced and explained, followed by a second section covering important aspects of characterization and analysis in both flat surfaces and particles. These specific surface initiated polymerization (SIP) systems such as linear polymers, homopolymers, block copolymers, and hyperbranched polymers are unique compared to previously reported systems by chemisorption or physisorption. They have found their way in both large-scale and miniature applications of polymer brushes, which is covered in the last section. Such 'hairy' surfaces offer fascinating opportunities for addressing numerous problems of both academic and, in particular, industrial interest: high-quality, functional or protective coatings, composite materials, surface engineered particles, metal-organic interfaces, biological applications, micro-patterning, colloids, nanoparticles, functional devices, and many more. It is the desire of the authors that this book will be of benefit to readers who want to "brush-up on polymers".

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Synthesis

    1. Chapter 7

      Photoinitiated Polymerization from Self-Assembled Monolayers (pages 129–150)

      Daniel J. Dyer, Jianxin Feng, Charles Fivelson, Rituparna Paul, Rolf Schmidt and Tongfeng Zhao

    2. Chapter 8

      Recent Advances in the Synthesis and Rearrangement of Block Copolymer Brushes (pages 151–165)

      Stephen G. Boyes, Anthony M. Granville, Marina Baum, Bulent Akgun, Brian K. Mirous and William J. Brittain

  2. Part II: Characterization

    1. Chapter 14

      Structure and Properties of High-Density Polymer Brushes (pages 273–286)

      Yoshinobu Tsujii, Muhammad Ejaz, Shinpei Yamamoto, Kohji Ohno, Kenji Urayama and Takeshi Fukuda

  3. Part III: Applications

    1. Chapter 18

      Polymer Brushes: Towards Applications (pages 371–380)

      Gregory L. Whiting, Tamer Farhan and Wilhelm T. S. Huck

    2. Chapter 20

      Mixed Polymer Brushes: Switching of Surface Behavior and Chemical Patterning at the Nanoscale (pages 403–425)

      Sergiy Minko, Marcus Müller, Valeriy Luchnikov, Mikhail Motomov, Denys Usov, Leonid Ionov and Manfred Stamm

    3. Chapter 21

      Local Chain Organization of Switchable Binary Polymer Brushes in Selective Solvents (pages 427–440)

      Melbs C. LeMieux, Denys Usov, Sergiy Minko, Manfred Stamm and Vladimir V. Tsukruk

    4. Chapter 22

      Motion of Nano-Objects Induced by a Switchable Polymer Carpet (pages 441–448)

      Svetlana Prokhorova, Alexey Kopyshev, Ayothi Ramakrishnan and Jürgen Rühe

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