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CPP 19.2: Vortrag
Montag, 16. März 2020, 15:15–15:30, ZEU 222
On the structure and inner dynamics of zwitterionic polysulfobetaine brushes — •Judith Witte1, Olaf Holderer2, Jörg Lahann3,4, and Stefan Wellert1 — 1Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany — 2Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, Garching, Germany — 3University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA — 4Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
PMEDSAH brushes are zwitterionic polysulfobetaine brushes, which are investigated as a microenvironment for the attachment and lift-off of cells and proteins. Structure and dynamics of polymer brushes influence the motion of macromolecules, nanoparticles or proteins at and along the interface and their potential adsorption at or penetration into the brushes. So far, a rather simple approach is used to discuss the complex self-association behavior. Still, a more detailed understanding of the structure and dynamics within PMEDSAH brushes, especially of the self-association behavior, is lacking. We conduct a series of complementary laboratory and neutron scattering experiments to improve the basic understanding of the influence of the grafting density on the brush structure and inner dynamics. Beside X-ray-reflectometry and ellipsometry measurements on dry polysulfobetaine brushes with different grafting densities also multi contrast neutron reflectometry measurements on the wet brushes were performed to investigate the brush structure in dependence on the grafting density. Additionally, neutron spin echo spectroscopy under grazing incidence is applied to study the influence of the self-association on the segmental dynamics in the polysulfobetaine brushes.