Polymer Brushes - Engineered Model Interfaces and Functional Surface Coatings for DNA Biosensing and Electrocatalysis

Surface modification by functional coatings has become very attractive to develop and produce platforms with improved chemical and physical properties for various applications. The preparation of functional surface coatings in a well-controlled fashion plays an essential role in tuning the intrinsic properties of a substrate. This Thesis explored polymer brushes, which are considered as three-dimensional surface coatings, prepared via surface-initiated controlled radical polymerization techniques to engineer the properties of functional interfaces to match the requirements of specific applications and thus to prepare model interfaces for developing functional surface coatings.


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