Accession Number : ADA310239

Title :   Symposium Proceedings Polymer/Inorganic Interfaces 2 Held in San Francisco, California, on 18-20 April 1996. Volume 385.

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Drzal, Lawrence T. ; Opila, Robert L. ; Peppas, Nicholas A. ; Schutte, Carol

PDF Url : ADA310239

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 252

Abstract : This volume addresses various aspects of polymer/inorganic interfaces, such as surface preparation and treatment, characterization, and performance of interfaces. In addition, it also discusses applications where the interface and its properties play a significant role, such as biointerfaces, microelectronics, polymer composites, and interpenetrating polymer networks. Tailoring surface properties of substrates, and hence interfaces, involves both the use of self assembled monolayers and tethered copolymers (brushes) for controlling surface energy, lubricity, biocompatibility, adhesion, and topography. Polymeric brushes have the ability to modify their morphology as the solvent strength or pH changes. Primers influence adhesion of polymers to metals either by altering the chemical interactions which form reactive species that hasten chemical bonding or altering acid base interactions, or by altering the mechanical performance, such as tensile strength and viscoelastic properties of that primer coating.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *COATINGS, *POLYMERIC FILMS, METALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, TENSILE STRENGTH, INTERACTIONS, INTERFACES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, VISCOELASTICITY, ADHESION, COPOLYMERS, REACTIVITIES, SUBSTRATES, PRIMERS, SURFACES, CHEMICAL BONDS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, STRENGTH(GENERAL), SOLVENTS, PH FACTOR, INORGANIC MATERIALS, BRUSHES, SURFACE ENERGY.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE