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Simulation of grafted polymers on nanopatterned surfaces

Patra, M and Linse, P (2006) Simulation of grafted polymers on nanopatterned surfaces. NANO LETTERS, 6 (1). pp. 133-137.

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Structural properties of polymer brushes on nanopatterned surfaces in good solvent have been determined by computer simulations. Scaling relations for the brush height and brush width are proposed. The properties of the central part of the patterned brush remain constant as long as the pattern is wider than a few times the brush height. The results agree qualitatively with recent AFM experiments, but some quantitative differences call for a reassessment of experimental procedures.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
ID Code:3765
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:26 Jan 2009 10:14
Last Modified:26 Jan 2009 10:14

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