Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/138105
Title: Structure and functionality of polyelectrolyte brushes : a surface force perspective
Authors: Xu, Xin
Billing, Mark
Ruths, Marina
Klok, Harm-Anton
Yu, Jing
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Xu, X., Billing, M., Ruths, M., Klok, H.-A., & Yu, J. (2018). Structure and functionality of polyelectrolyte brushes : a surface force perspective. Chemistry: An Asian journal, 13(22), 3411-3436. doi:10.1002/asia.201800920
Journal: Chemistry: An Asian journal 
Abstract: The unique functionality of polyelectrolyte brushes depends on several types of specific interactions, including solvent structure effects, hydrophobic forces, electrostatic interactions, and specific ion interactions. Subtle variations in the solution environment can lead to conformational and surface structural changes of the polyelectrolyte brushes, which are mainly discussed from a surface-interaction perspective in this Focus Review. A brief overview is given of recent theoretical and experimental progress in the structure of polyelectrolyte brushes in various environments. Two important techniques for surface-force measurements are described, the surface forces apparatus (SFA) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), and some recent results on polyelectrolyte brushes are shown. Lastly, this Focus Review highlights the use of these surface-grafted polyelectrolyte brushes in the creation of functional surfaces for various applications, including nonfouling surfaces, boundary lubricants, and stimuli-responsive surfaces.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/138105
ISSN: 1861-4728
DOI: 10.1002/asia.201800920
Schools: School of Materials Science & Engineering 
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Xu, X., Billing, M., Ruths, M., Klok, H.-A., & Yu, J. (2018). Structure and functionality of polyelectrolyte brushes : a surface force perspective. Chemistry: An Asian journal, 13(22), 3411-3436, which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1002/asia.201800920. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:MSE Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Structure and functionality of polyelectrolyte brushes a surface force perspective.pdf2.89 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open

SCOPUSTM   
Citations 20

26
Updated on Jun 19, 2024

Web of ScienceTM
Citations 20

22
Updated on Oct 30, 2023

Page view(s)

285
Updated on Jun 20, 2024

Download(s) 50

105
Updated on Jun 20, 2024

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Plumx

Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.