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Interface-directed branched polymer transports and methods for producing same

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Methods and systems for modifying a polymer are disclosed herein. A matrix is generally provided having a surface thereof, wherein the matrix comprises a plurality of hyperbranched polymers. The plurality of hyperbranched polymers can be chemically bound to a plurality of surfactants or order to modify the surface and produce a polymeric material thereof. The surface is tailored with a plurality of functional groups that self-assemble and are deliverable to the surface of the solution, including interfaces thereof, thereby permitting a high-density assembly of functional groups to operate in concert with one another in order to generate a modified surface thereof. The polymeric material produced thereof can be reversibly adaptable to environmental conditions through a blooming of varying surface functional group to the surface of the solution.

Inventors: 
Orlicki, Joshua A.; Jensen, Robert E.; Bratcher, Matthew S.; Mcknight, Steven H.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2005-11-07
Grant Date: 
2009-07-14
Grant time: 
1,345 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
24
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
2
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY