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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Silica nanoparticles at interfaces modulated by amphiphilic polymer and surfactant|
|Author:||de Rezende, CA|
|Abstract:||The interfacial behavior of silica nanoparticles in the presence of an amphiphilic polymer poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) and an anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) is studied using neutron reflectivity. While the nanoparticles do not show any attraction to hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces in pure water, presence of the amphiphilic polymer induces significant adsorption of the nanoparticles at the hydrophobic surface. This interfacial behavior is activated due to interaction of the nanoparticles with PNIPAM, the amphiphilic nature of which leads to strong adsorption at a hydrophobic surface but only weak interaction with a hydrophilic surface. The presence of SDS competes with nanoparticle-PNIPAM interaction and in turn modulates the interfacial properties of the nanoparticles. These adsorption results are discussed in relation to nanoparticle organization templated by dewetting of charged polymer solutions on a solid substrate. Our previous studies showed that nanoparticle assembly can be induced to form complex morphologies produced by dewetting of the polymer solutions, such as a polygonal network and long-chain structures. This approach, however, works on a hydrophilic substrate but not on a hydrophobic substrate. These observations can be explained in part by particle-substrate interactions revealed in the present study.|
|Editor:||Amer Chemical Soc|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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