Both students (Ionov and Zdyrko) contributed equally to the work.
Gradient Polymer Layers by “Grafting To” Approach
Article first published online: 8 JAN 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Special Issue: Combinatorial Material Research and High-Throughput Experimentation in Polymer and Material Research
Volume 25, Issue 1, pages 360–365, January 2004
How to Cite
Ionov, L., Zdyrko, B., Sidorenko, A., Minko, S., Klep, V., Luzinov, I. and Stamm, M. (2004), Gradient Polymer Layers by “Grafting To” Approach. Macromol. Rapid Commun., 25: 360–365. doi: 10.1002/marc.200300216
- Issue published online: 8 JAN 2004
- Article first published online: 8 JAN 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 NOV 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 10 NOV 2003
- Manuscript Received: 16 OCT 2003
- combinatorial approach;
A new method for the preparation of ultrathin tethered polymer layers with gradually changing thickness was developed utilizing the “grafting to” approach. The grafting procedure allowed translation of the temperature gradient created in a heating stage into a gradient of polymer chain grafting density. The gradient tethered polymer layers demonstrated gradual changes in wetting properties and morphology transition from pinned micelles to a brush regime along the substrate.