Journal article

Growing Patterned, Cross-linked Nanoscale Polymer Films from Organic and Inorganic Surfaces Using Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization.

Thomas G Pattison, Andrea Spanu, Alexander M Friz, Qiang Fu, Robert D Miller, Greg G Qiao

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces | American Chemical Society | Published : 2020


The ability to modify substrates with thin polymer films allows for the tailoring of surface properties, and through combination of patterning finds use in a large variety of applications such as electronics and lab-on-chip devices. Although many techniques can be used to afford polymer-modified surfaces such as surface-initiated polymerization or layer-by-layer methodologies, their stability in a wide range of environments as well as their ability to target specific chemistry are critical factors to enable their successful application. In this paper, we report a facile technique in creating nanoscale polymer thin films using solid-state continuous assembly of polymers via ring-opening metat..

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