Self-organized monolayer films of stimulus-responsive micelles

Webber, Grant B., Wanless, Erica J., Butun, Vural, Armes, Steven P. and Biggs, Simon (2002) Self-organized monolayer films of stimulus-responsive micelles. Nano Letters, 2 11: 1307-1313. doi:10.1021/nl025781b

Author Webber, Grant B.
Wanless, Erica J.
Butun, Vural
Armes, Steven P.
Biggs, Simon
Title Self-organized monolayer films of stimulus-responsive micelles
Journal name Nano Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1530-6984
Publication date 2002-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/nl025781b
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 11
Start page 1307
End page 1313
Total pages 7
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Weakly charged micelles of poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) [10% quaternized]-block-poly(2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) (10qDMA-DEA) adsorb to form a highly ordered monolayer at the mica-solution interface at pH 8.9. Rinsing with solvent at pH 9 has little effect on the adsorbed layer. Reduction of the pH to 4 results in an irreversible swelling of the thin film, in contrast to a micelle-to-unimer transition seen for the diblock in bulk solution. The resilience of the adsorbed layer opens up potential nanotechnological applications.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Engineering Publications
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