publication . Doctoral thesis . 2000

Brushes and soap : grafted polymers and their interactions with nanocolloids

Currie, E.P.K.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2000
  • Publisher: s.n.
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<p>Layers of polymer chains end-attached to a grafting plane at high densities, so-called brushes, are a curious state of matter. The (average) monomer density within the brush is as high as in a semi-dilute polymer solution, resulting in a high osmotic pressure in the brush. Due to the grafting, however, this isotropic osmotic pressure results in an anisotropic stretching of the chains normal to the surface. This degree of stretching can be quite extensive; in this thesis PEO-chains of 700 monomers are considered which are stretched up to 20% of their total contour length, i.e. form a brush with a thickness of 50 nm, merely by the presence of similar grafted ch...
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free text keywords: borstels, polymeren, colloïden, oppervlaktespanningsverlagende stoffen, Thermodynamica, Kolloïd- en oppervlaktechemie, Polymeerchemie, Persoonlijke hygiëne, brushes, polymers, colloids, surfactants, Thermodynamics, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Personal Hygiene, cum laude
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