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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Easy polymer latex self-assembly and colloidal crystal formation: the case of poly[styrene-co-(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)]
Author: Cardoso, AH
Leite, CAP
Zaniquelli, MED
Galembeck, F
Abstract: Poly[styrene-co-(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)] core and shell latex particles easily undergo self-ordering, as evidenced by the iridescence of dispersions and dry solids. Microscopic (scanning electron microscopy) observation of the dry latex and fracture surfaces reveals the coexistence of different crystallographic arrangements. Many domains are observed, in which particle positions are correlated for tens of crystallographic planes. Isotherms of latex monolayers were also obtained, showing a strong interparticle repulsion. The ease of particle self-assembly in this latex is assigned to two factors: (i) the existence of strong repulsive interparticle interactions? which allows particle ordering at long distances, while particle diffusion throughout the dispersion is still possible: (ii) the hydrophilic surface layer, which allows for strong capillary adhesion during the whole drying process, according to Nagayama's model (Nature. 361 (1993) 26). (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: lates
latex self-assembly
latex ordering
latex film
polymer colloid
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Citation: Colloids And Surfaces A-physicochemical And Engineering Aspects. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 144, n. 41699, n. 207, n. 217, 1998.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 1998
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