A generalized approach to the modification of solid surfaces

Du Yeol Ryu, Kyusoon Shin, Eric Drockenmuller, Craig J. Hawker, Thomas P. Russell

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Abstract

Interfacial interactions underpin phenomena ranging from adhesion to surface wetting. Here, we describe a simple, rapid, and robust approach to modifying solid surfaces, based on an ultrathin cross-linkable film of a random copolymer, which does not rely on specific surface chemistries. Specifically, thin films of benzocyclobutene-functionalized random copolymers of styrene and methyl methacrylate were spin coated or transferred, then thermally cross-linked on a wide variety of metal, metal oxide, semiconductor, and polymeric surfaces, producing a coating with a controlled thickness and well-defined surface energy. The process described can be easily implemented and adapted to other systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume308
Issue number5719
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 8

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    Ryu, D. Y., Shin, K., Drockenmuller, E., Hawker, C. J., & Russell, T. P. (2005). A generalized approach to the modification of solid surfaces. Science, 308(5719), 236-239. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1106604