Substrate Effect on the Phase Behavior of Polymer Brushes with Lattice Density Functional Theory
Cheng Lian, Xueqian Chen, Shuangliang Zhao, Wenjie Lv, Xia Han, Hualin Wang and Honglai Liu
Article first published online: 4 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201400033
The substrate effect on the phase behavior of polymer brush is studied by LDFT. An attractive substrate increases the swelling ratio of thermally sensitive brushes, while a repulsive substrate decreases the swelling ratio. Additionally, the increasing grafting density decreases the substrate effect on polymer brushes.