Formation of ultrathin polymer layers on solid substrates by means of polymerization-induced epitaxy and alternate adsorption

Masahito Sano, Yuri Lvov, Toyoki Kunitake

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Abstract

Recent developments in synthesis of ordered polymer layers through polymerization at interfaces and alternate polymer adsorption are described. In particular, a large variety of chain growth processes are coupled with epitaxial alignment of polymer chains on graphite as confirmed by scanning tunneling microscopy. This polymerization-induced epitaxy provides two-dimensionally ordered, stable polymer layers. The alternate adsorption of oppositely charged polymers on charged surfaces produces ordered polymer layers and has been extended to globular proteins and inorganic macro-ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-187
Number of pages35
JournalAnnual Review of Materials Science
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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