Block copolymer amphiphiles of different architectures investigated using the Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) technique: In-situ investigation of adsorption properties

Rigoberto Advincula, Mi Fyoung Park, Akira Babe, Fulao Kaneko, Jinchuan Yang, Jimmy Mays

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An experiment was conducted on a series of block copolymers (di-, tri-, star-) of poly(t-butylstyrene)-sodium-co-poly(styrene sulfonate) with different molecular weights, percentage sulfonation, and copolymer architecture in terms of their adsorption behavior to hydrophobically modified surfaces. Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) was used to measure the adsorption properties in-situ. The QCM technique is known as a very sensitive mass sensor because of the resonant frequency changes associated with the crystal and the deposited mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1002
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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