Irreversible adsorption from dilute polymer solutions

  title={Irreversible adsorption from dilute polymer solutions},
  author={Ben O’Shaughnessy and Dimitrios Vavylonis},
  journal={The European Physical Journal E},
Abstract.We study irreversible polymer adsorption from dilute solutions theoretically. Universal features of the resultant non-equilibrium layers are predicted. Two broad cases are considered, distinguished by the magnitude of the local monomer-surface sticking rate Q: chemisorption (very small Q) and physisorption (large Q). Early stages of layer formation entail single-chain adsorption. While single-chain physisorption times $\tau_{\rm ads}$ are typically micro- to milli-seconds, for… 

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