Responsive Polymer Surfaces
Dynamics in Surface Topography
1. Edition September 2017
XVI, 257 Pages, Hardcover
148 Pictures (122 Colored Figures)
Adopting an integrated approach, this book covers experiments, theory, and emerging applications. It addresses a number of materials and includes a discussion of various applications.
Adopting an integrated approach, this book covers experiments, theory, and emerging applications.
In the first part surfaces are described that change from flat to either a random corrugated or to a well-structured structure, while the second part deals with those surface structures integrated in the coating surface where the structures change their shape or dimension when addressed by an external trigger. A variety of materials are addressed, including liquid crystal polymers, hydrogels, hard acrylates, and soft silicones. The whole is rounded off by a discussion of various applications, including surface controlled flows in microfluidic systems.
Of interest to chemists and engineers, researchers in industry and academia, as well as those working in the paint industry and hydrodynamics.
LIQUID CRYSTAL COATINGS
Switching from Flat to Corrugated
CORRUGATED LIQUID CRYSTAL SURFACES
Switching Size & Shape
INKJET PRINTED LIQUID CRYSTAL CILIA
SWITCHING SURFACE PROPERTIES IN HYDROGELS
PHOTO-SWITCHABLE SURFACE TOPOGRAPHIES IN HYDROGEL
SELF-REPAIRING LOW SURFACE ENERGY COATINGS
POLYMER BRUSHES MODIFIED SURFACES
DYNAMIC TRIBOLOGY IN LIQUID CRYSTAL COATINGS
SURFACE CONTROLLED FLOWS IN MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEMS
SURFACE RELIEFS FROM LASER-EXPOSED AZOBENZENE SIDE-CHAIN POLYMERS
CHARGED SURFACES AND ELECTRICAL WETTING
Dirk J. Broer is a polymer chemist and specialized in polymer structuring and self-organizing polymer networks. He worked for more than 30 years at Philips Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He was a senior research fellow and vice president at the Philips Research Laboratories specializing in biomedical devices and applications of polymeric materials. In parallel, he was appointed as part-time professor (1996) and as full professor (2010) at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He has authored more than 250 scientific publications and holds 120 patents. Furthermore, he is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).