Percolation phenomena of homopolymer brushes on a planar substrate are simulated using the molecular Monte Carlo method in 3 dimensions. The grafted polymers are isolated from each other at extremely low grafting density, whereas a continuous polymer layer covers the whole substrate when the density rises to extremely high values. This indicates that percolation clusters of the grafted polymers, bridging both the edges of the substrate, appear at an intermediate density. We construct phase diagrams of this percolation phenomenon. Critical phenomena at the transition are also studied.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry