Adsorbed block copolymer layers: Assembly and tailoring of polymer brushes

M. Tirrell, E. Parsonage, H. Watanabe, S. Dhoot

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Measurements have been made of the forces of interaction between pairs of adsorbed layers of diblock copolymers. These have been made on layers of 2-vinylpyridine-styrene and 2-vinylpyridine-isoprene copolymers. From toluene solution, the vinylpyridine block adsorbs strongly and the other blocks adsorb negligibly. This paper discusses the adsorption process itself and ways in which the interactions between two such layers can be tailored for particular purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-649
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1991


  • Adsorption
  • Block copolymers
  • Poly-2-vinylpyridine-polyisoprene
  • Poly-2-vinylpyridine-polystyrene
  • Surface force measurement


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