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Nanoparticle-regulated phase behavior of ordered block copolymers

Abstract

Although block copolymer motifs have received considerable attention as supramolecular templates for inorganic nanoparticles, experimental observations of a nanostructured diblock copolymer containing inorganic nanoparticles-supported by theoretical trends predicted from a hybrid self-consistent field/density functional theory-confirm that nanoparticle size and selectivity can likewise stabilize the copolymer nanostructure by increasing its order disorder transition temperature.

Category

Academic article

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Michelle K. Gaines
  • Steven D. Smith
  • Jon Samseth
  • Michael R. Bockstaller
  • R.B. Thompson
  • Kim Rasmussen
  • Richard Spontak

Affiliation

  • North Carolina State University
  • USA
  • OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
  • SINTEF Industry / Process Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory

Year

2008

Published in

Soft Matter

ISSN

1744-683X

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry

Volume

4

Issue

8

Page(s)

1609 - 1612

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