Polymer monolayer--substrate adhesion strength Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Polymer monolayers have been deposited on several chemically different solid substrates. The substrates ranged from hydrophobic to hydrophilic and from chemically inert to highly reactive. In addition few of the surfaces were also exposed to ionizing irradiation. The extent of surface coverage and surface topology were experimentally determined for the different surfaces and polymers. The adsorbed layer thickness was determined optically. The strength of polymer interaction with the substrate was investigated using contact …

publication date

  • March 14, 2008