Letter to the Editor: Friction between Surfaces - Polyacrylic Acid Brush and Silica - Mediated by Calcium Ions

Gunnar Dunér, Esben Thormann, Olof Ramström, Andra Dedinaite

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Abstract

With this letter, we report how friction can be controlled by inducing physical bonds solely within a polyelectrolyte brush layer, while keeping repulsive interactions between the brush layer and the bare surface that slides above. Our results imply that the nature of the bare surface is of minor importance as long as the repulsive surface interaction is maintained. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Dispersion Science and Technology
Volume31
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1285-1287
ISSN0193-2691
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brushes
  • Calcium
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Friction
  • Inorganic coatings
  • Lubrication
  • Organic acids
  • Silica
  • Ions

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