Density profiles of a perdeuterated poly(methyl methacrylate) (dPMMA) film spin-coated on a substrate in water (H2O) and deuterated water (D2O) were examined along the direction normal to the interface by specular neutron reflectivity (NR). Although H2O and D2O were typical non-solvents for dPMMA, their interfaces were more diffuse than the air/dPMMA interface due to the swelling caused by the sorption of H 2O and D2O molecules. An isotopic effect on aggregation structure of the dPMMA film in water was also discussed.
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