End-tethered chain molecules at liquid interfaces

Matthew Tirrell, Rastislav Levicky

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Polymeric chains attached by one end to an interfce and immersed in a liquid environment provide a powerful tool for the modification of interfacial properties. Recent developments have advanced our understanding and control over interfacial polymer layers at the molecular level, with clear implications to tribological, biosensing and multicomponent systems design considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)668-672
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1997


  • NaPSS sodium poly(styrene sulfonate)
  • PS polystyrene
  • PtBS poly(tert-butyl-styrene)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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