Basu, JK and Boulliard, JC and Capelle, B and Daillant, J and Guenoun, P and Mays, JW and Yang, J (2001) Direct probe of end-segment distribution in tethered polymer chains. In: Macromolecules, 40 (17). pp. 6333-6339.
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End-tethered chains made of an adsorbed diblock copolymer of polystyrene (PS)-polyisoprene (PI) bearing an end-segment including a Ge atom are built by the Langmuir-Schaeffer technique. They are studied both in the dry state and in a good solvent for the PI chain using grazing incidence X-ray standing waves. The analysis of the signal provides a direct measurement of the end-segment distribution which is found to be singular and mostly localized to a plane in the dry case. In the good solvent case, end-segments are found to span the entire assembly and compare very well with results obtained by Kreer et al.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jun 2010 09:30|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:56|
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