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Record number 350921
Title Wetting at a polymer gel-vapor interface; a system not influenced by a long-range van der Waals contribution
Author(s) Cohen Stuart, M.A.; Leermakers, F.A.M.
Source Physica A 370 (2006)2. - ISSN 0378-4371 - p. 251 - 257.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2006.03.008
Department(s) Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) adsorption - brush
Abstract The exterior of a cross-linked polymer gel resembles a polymer brush. Such gel including its brush can be swollen by a good solvent. The detachment of the solvent-vapor (L-V) interface from the brush is controlled by the adsorption of polymer segments onto this interface and is to a very good approximation not influenced by long-range van der Waals contributions. A wetting transition in this system coincided with the adsorption-desorption transition for chains onto such L-V interface and has various unusual features. There are several indications that in practice this system should feature a second-order wetting transition
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