Structure and thermodynamics of grafted three-arm branched polymer layers

Marcelo Carignano, I. Szleifer

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Abstract

The conformational and thermodynamic behavior of grafted polymer layers composed of linear and three-arm branched chains, with one branch grafted to the surface and two free branches of equal length, in the good solvent regime are investigated. The molecular organization of the layers composed of branched chains with a long branch grafted to the surface and two short free branches is very similar to that of linear chains. However, as the branch grafted to the surface becomes shorter, for the same total number of segments per chain, the conformational behavior of the chains changes markedly, in particular for high surface coverages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-710
Number of pages9
JournalMacromolecules
Volume27
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Structure and thermodynamics of grafted three-arm branched polymer layers. / Carignano, Marcelo; Szleifer, I.

In: Macromolecules, Vol. 27, No. 3, 01.01.1994, p. 702-710.

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