A physical approach to specifically improve the mobility of alkane liquid drops.

@article{Cheng2012APA,
  title={A physical approach to specifically improve the mobility of alkane liquid drops.},
  author={Dalton F. Cheng and Chihiro Urata and Benjamin Masheder and Atsushi Hozumi},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={134 24},
  pages={
          10191-9
        }
}
Seamless control of resistance to liquid drop movement for polar (water) and nonpolar alkane (n-hexadecane, n-dodecane, and n-decane) probe liquids on substrate surfaces was successfully demonstrated using molten linear poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) brush films with a range of different molecular weights (MWs). The ease of movement of liquid drops critically depended on polymer chain mobility as it relates to both polymer MW and solvent swelling on these chemically- and topographically… Expand
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