Wetting transition in cylindrical alumina nanopores with polymer melts

  • Zhang M
  • Dobriyal P
  • Chen J
 et al. 
  • 83


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 185


    Citations of this article.


We report a systematic study of the wetting of cylindrical alumina nanopores with polystyrene melts. A transition from partial to complete\r
wetting was observed with increasing annealing temperature, resulting\r
in the formation of very different one-dimensional polymeric\r
nanostructures (nanorods and nanotubes) within cylindrical alumina\r
nanopores. The wetting transition temperature is dependent on the\r
polymer molecular weight. The large difference in the wetting rate\r
between partial and complete wetting was successfully used to\r
fractionate polymers with different molecular weights.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free