A simple approach to micro-patterned surfaces by breath figures with internal structure using thermoresponsive amphiphilic bLock copolymers

Nygard, A., Davis, T. P., Barner-Kowollik, C., & Stenzel, M. H. (2005) A simple approach to micro-patterned surfaces by breath figures with internal structure using thermoresponsive amphiphilic bLock copolymers. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 58(8).

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Employing amphiphilic block copolymers in a casting process to obtain honeycomb-structured films via breath figures leads to a suborder of these porous films. A thermoresponsive block cop olymer, polystyee- block-poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide), was synthesized and used to test the arrangement of both blocks within the honeycomb-structured films. Contact angle measurements reveal that the surface of these films has a different composition compared to the structure of the pores. The pores were found to be enriched in hydrophilic sequences showing stimuli-responsive behavior, whereas the surface reacts like a typical hydrophobic porous film. © CSIRO 2005.

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ID Code: 99109
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By :33
Export Date: 5 September 2016
Correspondence Address: Stenzel, M.H.; Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, School of Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia; email: camd@unsw.edu.au
Keywords: Casting, Contact angle, Honeycomb structures, Hydrophilicity, Hydrophobicity, Porous materials, Surface reactions, Synthesis (chemical), Honeycomb-structured films, Hydrophilic sequences, Micro-patterned surfaces, Porous films, Block copolymers
DOI: 10.1071/CH05186 10.1038/369387A0; Karthaus, O., Maruyama, N., Cieren, X., Shimomura, M., Hasegawa, H., Hashimoto, T., (2000) La
ISSN: 00049425
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2016 04:50
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 04:50

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