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Effects of Adsorption of Low-Molecular-Weight Triblock Copolymers on Interactions between Hydrophobic Surfaces in Water

Eskilsson, K; Ninham, Barry; Tiberg, F; Yaminsky, Vassili


In this work, we report on the interaction forces between hydrophobed silica surfaces immersed in polymer solutions. The polymers studied were a series of poly(ethylene oxide)-polytetrahydrofuran-poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO-PTHF-PEO) triblock copolymers and a poly(ethylene oxide) homopolymer. The interaction forces were measured by the interfacial gauge technique. We show how the interactions are changed by the adsorbed state of the copolymers. This depends on both the copolymer concentration and...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Langmuir
DOI: 10.1021/la981469z


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