Mean chain length of adsorbed supramolecular polymers

H.J.A. Zweistra, N.A.M. Besseling

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    We present a theoretical study of reversible supramolecular polymers near an adsorbing surface. Mean chain lengths for free and adsorbed supramolecular polymers were calculated for a broad range of concentrations. As far as we know, this is the first report that describes a regime where the mean chain length decreases with increasing monomer concentration. It is shown that this anomalous behavior is caused by a change of the structure of the adsorbed layer
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)078301/1-078301/4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • adsorption
    • surfaces
    • micelles

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