Polymer surfaces can be designed to have functionalities significantly different from the bulk. However, such surfaces can be very dynamic in nature and rapidly rearrange or exchange with bulk components upon changing environmental conditions or contacts. The time-frames involved in surface rearrangements of polymer films are investigated by Dynamic Recovery Contact Angle (DRCA) through a simple, non-invasive and reconstructive approach, based on the sequential exchange of the polymer surface contact between a probe liquid (water) and air.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|