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Principles of Polymer Systems
1. Introduction 2. Basic Structures of Polymers 3. Physical States and Transitions 4. Polymer Formation 5. Polymerization Processes 6. The Molecular Weight of Polymers 7. Viscous Flow 8. Mechanical… Expand
Emerging applications of stimuli-responsive polymer materials.
- M. C. Stuart, W. Huck, +11 authors S. Minko
- Materials Science, Medicine
- Nature materials
- 1 February 2010
This work reviews recent advances and challenges in the developments towards applications of stimuli-responsive polymeric materials that are self-assembled from nanostructured building blocks and provides a critical outline of emerging developments. Expand
Advances in polymers for anti-biofouling surfaces
Self-assembling polymers and nanostructured polymer thin films are being actively explored as advanced coatings for marine and biomedical applications. This review highlights recent advances in the… Expand
Attogram detection using nanoelectromechanical oscillators
We report on the fabrication of nanometer-scale mass sensors with subattogram sensitivity. Surface micromachined polycrystalline silicon and silicon nitride nanomechanical oscillators were used to… Expand
Self-assembled monolayers and polymer brushes in biotechnology: current applications and future perspectives.
Both self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and polymer brushes have attracted considerable attention as surface-active materials and are discussed with their potential applications in biotechnology. Expand
Nanocomposite Materials for Optical Applications
A substantial amount of work has been carried out in the area of nanocomposite materials for optical applications. Composites are typically constructed by embedding an optically functional phase into… Expand
Comparison of the fouling release properties of hydrophobic fluorinated and hydrophilic PEGylated block copolymer surfaces: attachment strength of the diatom Navicula and the green alga Ulva.
While Navicula cells released more easily from hydrophilic surfaces, Ulva sporelings showed higher removal fromHydrophobic surfaces, highlighting the importance of differences in cell-surface interactions in determining the strength of adhesion of cells to substrates. Expand
Anti-biofouling properties of comblike block copolymers with amphiphilic side chains.
- S. Krishnan, R. Ayothi, +8 authors D. Fischer
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and…
- 21 April 2006
Surfaces of novel block copolymers with amphiphilic side chains were studied for their ability to influence the adhesion of marine organisms and a mathematical model to extract depth-profile information from the normalized NEXAFS partial electron yield is developed. Expand
Particle size control in dispersion polymerization of polystyrene
In a dispersion polymerization process, the reaction mixture starts out as a homogeneous solution and the resulting polymer precipitates as spherical particles, stabilized by a steric barrier of… Expand
Hydrofluoroethers as Orthogonal Solvents for the Chemical Processing of Organic Electronic Materials
A study was conducted to demonstrate a new approach for chemicalprocessing of organic electronic materials. It was demonstrated that the approach is based on the use of fluorous solvents, segregated… Expand