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Melting of PDADMAC/PSS Capsules Investigated with AFM Force Spectroscopy

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Müller, Renate ; Köhler, Karen ; Weinkamer, Richard ; Sukhorukov, Gleb B. ; Fery, Andreas:
Melting of PDADMAC/PSS Capsules Investigated with AFM Force Spectroscopy.
In: Macromolecules. Vol. 38 (November 2005) Issue 23 . - pp. 9766-9771.
ISSN 0024-9297
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/ma0513057

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We investigate the temperature dependency of the elastic constants of polyelectrolyte multilayers made from poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDADMAC) and poly(styrenesulfonate) (PSS) by measuring the stiffness of individual hollow polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules in water using AFM force spectroscopy. Statistical analysis of the deformation data of the capsule ensemble combined with continuum mechanical modeling allows quantifying changes in the deformation characteristics and respective changes in the Young's modulus of the wall material. Our results show that the Young's modulus of the wall material decreases from the regime of 100 MPa to the order of MPa above 35 \,\circC. This transition is reversible when returning to room temperature. The modulus becomes dependent on the deformation rate for high temperature, while it is not rate-dependent for low temperature. Therefore, we conclude that the wall material undergoes a melting process from a glassy to a viscoelastic fluid state. At the same time, a shrinking of the capsules is observed, which we explain qualitatively with surface tension effects. We discuss the implications of this finding in comparison with other multilayer systems and discuss novel strategies for shape control in PE multilayer systems based on these effects.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Former Professors > Chair Physical Chemistry II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Physical Chemistry II
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Former Professors
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 08:43
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:55
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/4037