S-Space College of Engineering/Engineering Practice School (공과대학/대학원) Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering (화학생물공학부) Journal Papers (저널논문_화학생물공학부)
Semiflexible Polymer Brushes: Most Probable Configuration Approach Based on Cotinuous Chain Model
- Kim, Gwang Gyu; Char, Kookheon
- Issue Date
- 대한화학회 = The Korean Chemical Society
- Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 1999, 20, 1026
- The properties of semiflexible polymer brushes are studied by applying the classical limit of mean-field approach for chains with marginal chain stiffness. Using the mean-spherical Gaussian model, the most probable configuration for semiflexible chains is obtained, which reduces to the parabolic brush of Milner et al. [Mac-romolecules 1988, 21, 2610] in the flexible limit. From this configuration, equilibrium brush height as well as interactions between semiflexible brushes are estimated.