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Surface functionalization by smart binary polymer brushes to tune physiko-chemical characteristics at biointerfaces
|Petra Uhlmann 1, Nikolay Houbenov 1, Sergiy Minko 2, Manfred Stamm 1|
1. Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden 01069, Germany
Polymer brushes consist of an assembly of polymer chains that are attached by one end to the surface with sufficient grafting density. Binary brushes constituted from two incompatible polymers can be used in the form of ultrathin polymeric layers as a versatile tool for surface engineering to tune physico-chemical surface characteristics as wettability, surface charge, chemical composition or morphology, and furthermore to create responsive surface properties1. It is also possible to fix surface structures obtained in this way by (photo)crosslinking of the layers.
Presentation: oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004, Symposium B, by Petra Uhlmann
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004
Submitted: 2004-04-29 13:16 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55