Self-Cleaning and Anti-Fog Surfaces via Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Brushes


  • Support for this publication was provided through the Purdue Research Foundation. XPS was performed in the Center for Microanalysis of Materials, University of Illinois, which is partially supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under grant DEFG02-91-ER45439. The authors would like to thank Richard Haasch for assistance in collecting XPS data. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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The wetting character of surfactant based polymer brushes is examined. The unique ability for the brush surfaces to be both hydrophilic and oleophobic rendered self-cleaning materials.