High-Performance Interface

  • Motoyasu Kobayashi
  • Atsushi TakaharaEmail author


High-performance soft interfaces were designed by tethering various polyelectrolyte brushes with anionic, cationic, and zwitterionic functional groups on substrate surfaces using a surface-initiated controlled radical polymerization technique. Ion-containing polymer brushes afforded superhydrophilic surfaces inducing antifouling properties in water. Repeatable adhesion systems without organic solvents were achieved through oppositely charged polyelectrolyte brushes by controlling the electrostatic attractive interaction between the brushes. Environmentally friendly water lubrication systems were also demonstrated by the high-density ion-containing polymer brushes.


Polymer brushes Polyelectrolytes Zwitterion Wettability Antifouling Adhesion Friction Wear Tribology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Advanced EngineeringKogakuin UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Japan Science and Technology Agency, ERATO Takahara Soft Interfaces ProjectFukuokaJapan

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