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Biocompatible polymeric materials with switchable adhesion properties
We report on the design, investigation and comparison of the adhesive properties of poly-(N-isopropylacrylamide) and biocompatible polyethylene glycol-based thermoresponsive brushes. Specifically, aExpand
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Switchable adhesion by chemical functionality and topography
Progress in adhesion technology over the last few decades has led to widespread replacement of mechanical fasteners with adhesive bonds. Despite the advances, it remains challenging to produceExpand
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Stimuli-Responsive Bicomponent Polymer Janus Particles by Grafting from / Grafting to Approaches
We report preparation of stimuli-responsive bicomponent polymeric Janus particles and investigation of their switching behavior. The first polymer was immobilized on one side of silica particlesExpand
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Universal emulsion stabilization from the arrested adsorption of rough particles at liquid-liquid interfaces
Surface heterogeneities, including roughness, significantly affect the adsorption, motion and interactions of particles at fluid interfaces. However, a systematic experimental study, linking surfaceExpand
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Ordered surface structures from PNIPAM-based loosely packed microgel particles
On-surface self-assembly of several types of microgels prepared via the precipitation polymerization of (N-isopropylacrylamide) (NIPAM) with N,N′-methylenebisacrylamide (MBA), acrylic acid orExpand
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Experimental studies of contact angle hysteresis phenomena on polymer surfaces – Toward the understanding and control of wettability for different applications.
Contact angle hysteresis phenomena on polymer surfaces have been studied by contact angle measurements using sessile liquid droplets and captive air bubbles in conjunction with a drop shape methodExpand
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Perfluoroalkyl End-Functionalized Oligoesters: Correlation between Wettability and End-Group Segregation
We report a detailed investigation of the processes of the surface segregation in correlation with the wetting properties of perfluoroalkyl end-functionalized linear aromatic oligoesters. We haveExpand
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Simple and fast method for the fabrication of switchable bicomponent micropatterned polymer surfaces.
We report on the fabrication of micropatterned polymer surfaces that allow the reversible inversion of surface topography, charge, and wettability. Micropatterned surfaces were prepared by graftingExpand
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Hybrid Janus Particles: Challenges and Opportunities for the Design of Active Functional Interfaces and Surfaces.
Janus particles are a unique class of multifunctional patchy particles combining two dissimilar chemical or physical functionalities at their opposite sides. The asymmetry characteristic for JanusExpand
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Stimuli-Responsive Janus Particles
Due to their complex behavior, Janus particles became a highly attractive research topic. Particularly, interesting groups of Janus particles are the ones that are sensitive to external signals suchExpand
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