Novel preparation of nonsymmetrical microspheres using the Langmuir-Blodgett technique

Kazumichi Nakahama, Haruma Kawaguchi, Keiji Fujimoto

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We have utilized the Langmuir-Blodgett (L-B) technique to develop the generic technology that can prepare nonsymmetrical microspheres. The dispersion of the microspheres in butanol was spread on a water surface and compressed by a L-B apparatus to obtain a microsphere monolayer. Then, an amphiphilic and reactive polymer was prepared by terpolymerization of N-octadecyl acrylamide, p-nitrophenyl acrylate, and 2,2,2,-trifluoroethyl methacrylate. A stable polymer monolayer was transferred onto the microsphere monolayer by the L-B technique. It was found from contact angle measurement that the surface became hydrophobic with deposit of the terpolymer. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy data demonstrated that only the top side of modified microspheres was covered with the terpolymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7882-7886
Number of pages5
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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