Dewetting of PMMA on PS-brush substrates

Bokyung Kim, Du Yeol Ryu, Victor Pryamitsyn, Venkat Ganesan

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We present experimental results quantifying the dewetting behavior of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) melt on polymer brushes of polystyrene (PS) molecules. Our studies indicate contact angles which display a brush molecular weight dependence similar to that expected for autophobic dewetting situation. We use strong segregation theory calculations to model the interfacial tension behavior in our observations and delineate the interplay between enthalpic and entropie effects in polymer wetting upon polymer brushes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7919-7923
Number of pages5
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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