Polymer Science Series A

, Volume 54, Issue 9, pp 767–777 | Cite as

Self-assembly of polymer layers with mobile grafting points: Computer simulation

  • M. K. Glagolev
  • V. V. Vasilevskaya
  • A. R. Khokhlov
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Abstract

The Monte Carlo method is used to study macromolecule layers with mobile grafting points during deterioration in the solvent quality. If the chains are rigidly grafted onto the surface, the micelle core is bonded to the surface through chain fragments that are strongly extended along the surface, but if the points are fairly mobile, the micelles are dense aggregates maximally segregated from the surface. In addition, an increase in the mobility of the chains leads to increase in the mean aggregation number of the micelles, its dispersion, and height of the aggregate.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Glagolev
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. V. Vasilevskaya
    • 2
  • A. R. Khokhlov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement CompoundsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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