Advanced Materials

Cover image for Vol. 26 Issue 36

Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson

Online ISSN: 1521-4095

Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

August 16, 2002

Thermoresponsive polymer brushes...

have been grown via surface-initiated atom-transfer radical polymerization from micropatterned substrates. Atomic force microscopy both in topography and adhesion force mode shows that the brush domains undergo reversible phase changes in water around the polymer’s lower critical solution temperature. These switchable patterned surfaces may form a new class of microdevices. (W. T. S. Huck, C. Alexander, et al., August 16, Adv. Mater. 2002, 14, 1130-1134)

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