28 June 2021 to 1 July 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Controlling wetting, adhesion and friction using polymer brushes

30 Jun 2021, 09:00
1h 30m


Lecture (2x45min)


Prof. Sissi de Beer (University of Twente)


Polymer brushes consist of long polymer that are end-anchored to a surface at a high density. Due to this end-anchoring they can be utilized as versatile coatings under many conditions where regular coatings would normally degrade. In this lecture I will provide a general introduction to polymer brushes and explain, via different examples, how to employ them to control surface or interfacial properties, such as wetting, adherence and friction.

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Prof. Sissi de Beer (University of Twente)

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