Multivalent ions induce lateral structural inhomogeneities in polyelectrolyte brushes

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Subtle details about a polyelectrolyte's surrounding environment can dictate its structural features and potential applications. Atomic force microscopy (AFM), surface forces apparatus (SFA) measurements, and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations are combined to study the structure of planar polyelectrolyte brushes [poly(styrenesulfonate), PSS] in a… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao1497

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@inproceedings{Yu2017MultivalentII, title={Multivalent ions induce lateral structural inhomogeneities in polyelectrolyte brushes}, author={Jing Yu and Nicholas E Jackson and Xin Xu and Blair K Brettmann and Marina Ruths and Juan J de Pablo and Matthew V. Tirrell}, booktitle={Science advances}, year={2017} }