Communication: Molecular-level insights into asymmetric triblock copolymers: Network and phase development
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Molecularly asymmetric triblock copolymers progressively grown from a parent diblock copolymer can be used to elucidate the phase and property transformation from diblock to network-forming triblock copolymer. In this study, we use several theoretical formalisms and simulation methods to examine the molecular-level characteristics accompanying this transformation, and show that reported macroscopic-level transitions correspond to the onset of an equilibrium network. Midblock conformational fractions and copolymer morphologies are provided as functions of copolymer composition and temperature.
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Syamal S. Tallury, Kenneth P. Mineart, Sebastian Woloszczuk, David N. Williams, Russell B. Thompson, Melissa A. Pasquinelli, Michal Banaszak, Richard J. Spontak (2014). Communication: Molecular-level insights into asymmetric triblock copolymers: Network and phase development. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/10310