In situ observation of the initial adsorption process of layer-by-layer sequential adsorbed polyelectrolyte film using an AFM

Takeshi Yamada, Seimei Shiratori

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Abstract

In this study, we demonstrate the first observation results of the initial adsorption processes of polyelectrolytes to the substrate in solution by in situ observation using an AFM. The adsorption form of polyelectrolytes was changed by solution pH. It was found that the surface structure was controlled by adsorbing time of polyelectrolytes and strongly affected by both the previously formed under layer and the solution pH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume141
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov 15

Keywords

  • Adsorption
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • In situ
  • Layer-by-layer
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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