pH Responsive Polymeric Brush Nanostructures: Preparation and Characterization by Scanning Probe Oxidation and Surface Initiates Polymerization

Edmondo Maria Benetti, H.J. Chung, Gyula J. Vancso

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pH-responsive PHEMA-based polymeric nanostructures were grown in a controlled manner by ATRP-based surface-initiated polymerization. Initiator nanopatterns were obtained on silicon wafers covered with OTS resists made by AFM scanning probe oxidation lithography. AFM images confirmed isolated grafting of stimuli-responsive hedge and dot brush structures exhibiting dimensions corresponding to a few tens of chains.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)411-417
JournalMacromolecular rapid communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • nanopatterns poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate)
  • Structure
  • responsive brush
  • METIS-258176
  • "grafting from" polymerization
  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
  • IR-72643

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