Structural and Frictional Interactions between Microphase Segregated, Segregated Multicomponent Polymer Brushes S. Michael Kilbey II, Departments of Chemistry and of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, g g, University y of Tennessee,, Knoxville,, TN 37996 Understanding Self-Assembly at the Solid-Fluid Interface: Multicomponent polymeric systems that spontaneously organize, producing useful building-block structures or conferring enhanced function, are of interest for a variety of advanced technologies. In this research we are investigating the links between macromolecular design, specifically polymer architecture and composition, and self-assembled structure and dynamics in solution and at solid-fluid interfaces. Our research has revealed the importance of surface relaxation and reorganization processes and provided a quantitative basis for sorting out how different copolymer designs influence self self-assembled assembled structure and dynamics. 1.8
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Self-assembly is influenced by exchange of single chains from micelles as well as surface reorganizations as the micellar ensembles unpack at the interface.
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