Carnegie Mellon University
November 09, 2016

Tilton publication highlighted by Langmuir Editorial Advisory Board

The Langmuir Editorial Advisory Board has selected the recent article "Sequential Adsorption of Nanoparticulate Polymer Brushes as a Strategy to Control Adhesion and Friction" (DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02963) by John Riley and Robert Tilton (ChE/BME) to be highlighted in the online Langmuir Journal Club 

The commentary reads "There has been a great deal of interest in the use of polymers to control adhesion and friction in sliding contacts, and polymer brushes in particular have attracted much interest. Here a sophisticated approach is described based on deploying brush-coated particles (functionalized with a stimulus-responsive brush) in tandem with poly(ethylene oxide) star polymers. The result is a thick, lubricious layer which offers great promise in boundary lubrication, and points the way to new strategies for combining multiple components to yield an outcome that is better than the sum of the constituent parts."