Gel-gel adhesion by tethered polymers

Yanbin Huang, Igal Szleifer, Nikolaos A. Peppas

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The effect of tethered polymers on the gel/gel adhesion was studied by using the single-chain mean-field theory. It was shown that the gel surface structure, the gel/gel adhesion strength, the equilibrium gel/gel distance, and the detailed interface can be tailored by designing tethered layers on gel surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3809-3816
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 22 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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