Nanofishing of single polymer chains

Hiroyuki Watabe, Ken Nakajima, Toshio Nishi

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    A method, which is called as "nanofishing," enabled us to stretch a single polymer chain with picking it at its two modified termini using atomic force microscope (AFM). A stress-strain curve obtained for a polystyrene oligomer with thiol termini in a good solvent (N,N-dimethylformamide) showed a good agreement with a worm-like chain model, and thus gave microscopic information about entropic elasticity. Solvent effects on the statistical properties of single polymer chains were also investigated. Water and cyclohexane were used as poor solvent and Θ solvents, respectively.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
    Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
    Duration: 2005 May 252005 May 27


    Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005


    • Atomic Force Microscopy
    • Nanofishing
    • Polystyrene
    • Single Polymer Chain

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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