Authors Retsos, H. ; Kiriy, A. ; Senkovsky, V. ; Stamm, M. ; Feldstein, M. M. ; Creton, C.
Title Controlling Tack with Bicomponent Polymer Brushes
Date 09.10.2006
Number 14390
Abstract Taking advantage of the surface modification that a selective solvent can induce in a glassy polystyrene-poly(2-vinylpyridine) binary brush layer, a methodology is demonstrated for reversibly tuning the tackiness of a hydrophilic, pressure-sensitive adhesive against that surface. The significant and fully reversible alteration in adhesion has been observed even for brushes with fairly low poly(2-vinylpyridine) content (see figure).
Publisher Advanced Materials
Citation Advanced Materials 18 (2006) 2624-2628
Tags hydrophilic surfaces polymer brushes surfaces adhesion patterns blends layers gels

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