Noble metal loaded block lonomers: micelle organization, adsorption of free chains and formation of thin films**


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    This work was supported by the the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 239) and by a grant of the European Community (Human Capital and Mobility, Project: Synthetic Electronic Materials). One of us (AR) gratefully acknowledges support by the Stichting Technische Wetenschappen, Netherlands.


Monitoring the formation of ultrathin films by scanning force microscopy provides information, for example, on the concentration dependence of the film structure (the Figure shows micelle agglomeration from high concentration solutions to form a layer with holes) and insight into the process from micelle formation to structural transformation in the films

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