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Tuesday, 03 May, 2011

Electric Glue: Electrically Controlled Polymer-Surface Adhesion


© online edition of Nano Letters, April 26th, 2011

Polymer-surface interactions provide a basis for nanoscale
design and for understanding the fundamental chemistry and physics at these
length scales. Controlling these interactions will provide the foundation for
further manipulation, control, and measurement of single molecule processes.
It is this direction of control over nanoscale polymer-surface interactions that
we explore with electric glue. The adhesion between surfaces and single
molecules is manipulated based on an externally controlled potential in
electric glue. (online edition of Nano Letters, April 26th, 2011)

Publication "Electric Glue: Electrically Controlled Polymer-Surface Adhesion"