Direct measurements of surface forces between various Langmuir-Blodgett films

Kazue Kurihara, Toyoki Kunitake, Noboyuki Higashi, Masazo Niwa

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Abstract

Langmuit-Blodgett (LB) films of various amphiphiles were prepared on molecularly smooth mica sheets, and interactions between these films were measured directly using surface forces apparatus. Very long range attraction extending close to 300 nm was found between two hydrophobic monolayers of a polamerized ammonium amphiphile in pure water. Surface structure and adhesive properties of hydrophilic bilayers of the identical amphiphile were also studied. This polymerized layer displayed weak adhesion of 1-5 mN/m. Using monolayers of a poly(methacrylic acid) amphiphile, it was possible to measure pH-induced changes in effective forces, reflecting different ionization states of the polyelectrolyte. The direct force measurement is a powerful means to study structures and interactions of LB film surfaces at the nanometer scale, and LB modification has high potential to prepare novel surfaces for measurement of forces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-684
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume210-211
Issue numberPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Amphiphiles
Langmuir Blodgett films
Langmuir-Blodgett films
Monolayers
Force measurement
Mica
Polyelectrolytes
mica
Ammonium Compounds
Surface structure
adhesives
attraction
Ionization
Adhesives
adhesion
Adhesion
interactions
ionization
acids
Acids

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Direct measurements of surface forces between various Langmuir-Blodgett films. / Kurihara, Kazue; Kunitake, Toyoki; Higashi, Noboyuki; Niwa, Masazo.

In: Thin Solid Films, Vol. 210-211, No. PART 2, 30.04.1992, p. 681-684.

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Kurihara, K, Kunitake, T, Higashi, N & Niwa, M 1992, 'Direct measurements of surface forces between various Langmuir-Blodgett films', Thin Solid Films, vol. 210-211, no. PART 2, pp. 681-684. https://doi.org/10.1016/0040-6090(92)90373-J
Kurihara, Kazue ; Kunitake, Toyoki ; Higashi, Noboyuki ; Niwa, Masazo. / Direct measurements of surface forces between various Langmuir-Blodgett films. In: Thin Solid Films. 1992 ; Vol. 210-211, No. PART 2. pp. 681-684.
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