Materials Science and Technology of Polymers

Publications in 2008

Journal articles: 

Tagit,O., Tomczak, N., Vancso, G.J.  Probing the Morphology and Nanoscale Mechanics of Single Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Microgels Across the Lower-Critical-Solution Temperature by Atomic Force Microscopy  Small  4 119 - 126 (2008)

Aldred, N., Phang, I.Y., Conlan, S.L., Clare, A.S., Vancso, G.J.  The effects of a serine protease, Alcalase , on the adhesives of barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite)  Biofouling  24 97 - 107 (2008)

Phang, I.Y., Aldred, N., Clare, A.S., Vancso, G.J.  Towards a Nanomechanical Basis for Temporary Adhesion in Barnacle Cyprids (Semibalanus balanoides)  Journal of the Royal Society Interface  5 397- 401 (2008)

Ilievski, F., Ross, C.A., Vancso, G.J.  Magnetic reversal phenomena of perpendicular magnetic islands fabricated by block copolymer lithography  Journal of Applied Physics  103 07C520-1 - 3 (2008)

Núňez, E., Vancso, G.J., Gedde, U.W.  Morphology, Crystallization, and Melting of Single Crystals and Thin Films of Star-branched Polyesters with Poly(ε-caprolactone) Arms as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy  J. Macromol. Sci., Phys.  B47 589-607 (2008)

Ling, X.Y., Phang, I.Y., Reinhoudt, D.N., Vancso, G.J., Huskens, J.  Supramolecular Layer-by-Layer Assembly of 3D Multicomponent Nanostructures via Multivalent Molecular Recognition  Int.J.Mol.Sci  9 486 - 497 (2008)

Tocha, E., Pasaribu, H.R., Schipper, D.J., Schönherr, H., Vancso, G.J.  Low Friction in CuO-Doped Yttria-Stabilized Tetrgonal Zirconia Ceramics: A Complementary Macro- and Nanotribilogy Study  J.Am.Ceram.Soc.  91 1646-1652 (2008)

Song, J., Vancso, G.J.  Effects of Flame Treatment in the Interfacial Energy of Polyethylene Assessed by Contact Mechanics  Langmuir  24 4845 – 4852 (2008)

Embrechts, A., Schönherr, H., Vancso, G.J.  Rupture Force of Single Supramolecular Bonds in Associative Polymers by AFM at Fixed Loading Rates  J.Phys.Chem.B.  112 7359 - 7362 (2008)

Schönherr, H., Tocha, E., Vancso, G.J.  Friction and Surface Dynamics of Polymers on the Nanoscale by AFM  Topics in Current Chemistry  1-54 (2008)

Embrechts, A., Feng, C.L., Mills, C., Lee, M., Bredbusch, I., Schnekenburger, J., Domschke, W., Vancso, G.J., Schönherr, H.  Inverted Microcontact Printing on Polystyrene-block-Poly(tert-butyl acrylate) Films: A Versatille Approach to Fabricate Structured Biointerfaces Across the Lenght Scales  Langmuir  24 8841- 8849 (2008)

Duvigneau, J., Schönherr, H., Vancso, G.J.  Atomic Force Microscopoy Based Thermal Lithography of Poly(tert-butyl acrylate) Block Copolymer Films for Bioconjugation  Langmuir  24 108525 - 10832 (2008)

Navarro, M., Benetti, E.M., Zapotoczny, S., Planell, J.A., Vancso, G.J.  Buried, Covalently Attached RGD Peptide Motifs in Poly(methacrylic) Brush Layers: The Effect of Brush Structure on Cell Adhesion  Langmuir  24 10996 - 11002 (2008)

Ross, C.A., Jung, Y.S., Chuang, V.P., Ilievski, F., Yang, J.K.W., Bita, I., Thomas, E.L., Smith, H.I., Berggren, K.K., Vancso, G.J., Cheng, J.Y.  Si-containing block copolymers for self-assembled nanolithography  J.Vac.Sci.Technol.B.  26 2489 - 2494 (2008)

Song, J., Tranchida, D., Vancso, G.J.  Contact mechanics of UV/ozone-treated PDMS by AFM and JKR testing; Mechanical performance from nano- to micrometer length scales  Macromolecules  41 6757 – 6762 (2008)

Conference proceedings : 

Benetti, E.M., Zapotoczny, S., Vancso, G.J.  Macrmolecular “Hedge” Brushes Grafted from Au Nanowires  Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 98 203 - 204 (2008)

Borkent, B., Dammer, S., Schönherr, H., Vancso, G.J., Lohse, D.  Experimental study on potential cavitation nuclei: surface nanobubbles and bubbles trapped in well-defined nanopits  Warwick-IMRC Froum 2008 1-4 (2008)

Vancso, G.J., Ma, Y., Hempenius, M.A., Song, J.  Red-ox Stimulus Responsive Organometallic Polymers: Controlling Adhesion, Friction and Molecular Release  Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 99 72 - 73 (2008)