AFM studies of β-sheet block copolymers at solid surfaces: High-resolution structures and aggregation dynamics

P. Schön, J.M. Smeenk, S. Speller, H.A. Heus, J.C.M. van Hest

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Abstract

Supramolecular fibre-like aggregates of different poly(ethylene glycol) modified ?-sheet block copolymers have been adsorbed on a highly ordered pyrolytic graphite surface, and studied by tapping-mode atomic force microscopy. High-resolution images provided detailed information on stability, adaptability, and internal structure of the fibres. Dynamic processes observed in real space and time included fibre rearrangement, and even unprecedented fibre growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-563
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Volume59
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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