Probing the adsorption/desorption of amphiphilic polymers at the air-water interface during large interfacial deformations.

  title={Probing the adsorption/desorption of amphiphilic polymers at the air-water interface during large interfacial deformations.},
  author={Corentin Tr{\'e}gou{\"e}t and Thomas J. Salez and Nad{\`e}ge Pantoustier and Patrick M. Perrin and Mathilde Reyssat and C{\'e}cile Monteux},
  journal={Soft matter},
Hydrophobically modified polymers are good candidates for the stabilization of liquid interfaces thanks to the high anchoring energy of the hydrophobic parts. In this article we probe the interfacial anchoring of a series of home-made hydrophobically modified polymers with controlled degree of grafting by studying their behavior upon large area dilations and compressions. By comparing the measured interfacial tension to the one that we expect in the case of a constant number of adsorbed… 
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  • Materials Science
    Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
  • 1999
An x-ray reflectivity study of vertical free-standing films drawn from aqueous solutions of HMPAana copolymers and an explanation for the stabilization of macroemulsions by HMPAANaCopolymers is proposed.