Studies of Block Copolymers in Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology
  • Author : Xuefa Li
  • Release Date : 17 January 2022
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN 13 : CORNELL:31924098294428

Download or read book entitled Studies of Block Copolymers in Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology written by Xuefa Li and published by Unknown online. This book was released on 17 January 2022 with total pages 516. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Materials having low energy surfaces can find use in many applications; for example, in non-wetting surfaces or fouling resistant marine coatings. In principle, a homogeneous surface covered by trifluoromethyl groups would be an ideal low energy surface. However, surface reconstruction in a polar environment can lead to rapid changes in the surface and thus limit the practical application of these materials. We have developed different strategies to create stable low energy surfaces that resist the movement of polar groups to the surface in a polar environment, based on the natural self-assembly of liquid crystalline groups, such as that provided by semifluorinated segments. We explored this subject from three different perspectives.