Nanoparticle-regulated phase behavior of ordered block copolymers
Gaines, Michelle K.
Smith, Steven D.
Bockstaller, Michael R.
Spontak, Richard J.
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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.
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R.B. Thompson, Michelle K. Gaines, Steven D. Smith, Jon Samseth, Michael R. Bockstaller, Kim Rasmussen, Richard J. Spontak (2008). Nanoparticle-regulated phase behavior of ordered block copolymers. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/10340