- H. Ma and M. Textor and R. L. Clark and A. Chilkoti, Monitoring kinetics of surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization by quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation,
Biointerphases, vol. 1 no. 1
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This article reports that the kinetics of surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization can be quantified by the quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D) technique. The kinetics of in situ growth of poly(oligoethylene glycol methylmethacrylate) monitored on a gold-coated QCM-D sensor chip revealed that changes in the experimentally observed frequency (Delta F) and dissipation (Delta D) as a function of polymerization time were a function of the initiator density, and that the experimental response could be predicted from a continuum model. (c) 2006 American Vacuum Society.