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Polymer Nano Brush

By Rikkert Jan Nap1, Fritzlaine Roche1, Marcelo Carignano1, Igal Szleifer1

1. Northwestern University

Structure and thermodynamics of polymer nanobrushes

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Version 2.1 - published on 05 Aug 2011

doi:10.4231/D3F47GT4P cite this

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Abstract

A polymer brush is a layer of polymers attached by one of their ends to a surfaces.

This tool calculates structural properties of polymer brushes using a molecular theory. The theory is based on a free energy functional that represents, in an exact way, all the internal degrees of freedom of a single molecule, while the intermolecular interactions are accounted for within a mean field approximation.

The tool allows the user to decide the geometry of the surface, the length of the polymer molecules, the grafting density, and details of the numerical solution.

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  • Rikkert Jan Nap; Fritzlaine Roche; Marcelo Carignano; Igal Szleifer (2011), "Polymer Nano Brush," http://nanohub.org/resources/nbrush. (DOI: 10.4231/D3F47GT4P).

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