Gradient and Microfluidic Library Approaches to Polymer Interfaces

  • Michael J. Fasolka
  • Christopher M. Stafford
  • Kathryn L. Beers
Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 225)


We present an overview of research conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology aimed at developing and applying combinatorial and high-throughput measurement approaches to polymer surfaces, interfaces and thin films. Topics include (1) the generation of continuous gradient techniques for fabricating combinatorial libraries of film thickness, temperature, surface chemistry and polymer blend composition, (2) high-throughput measurement techniques for assessing the mechanical properties and adhesion of surfaces, interfaces and films, and (3) microfluidic approaches to synthesizing and analyzing libraries of interfacially-active polymer species.


Block Copolymer Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Polymer Brush Peel Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Fasolka
    • 1
  • Christopher M. Stafford
    • 1
  • Kathryn L. Beers
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Science and Engineering LaboratoryNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA

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