Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMatsen, Mark W.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Russell B. 21:39:47 (GMT) 21:39:47 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Macromolecules, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
dc.description.abstractSelf-consistent-field theory is used to predict the center-of-mass distribution of spherical nanoparticles embedded in the lamellar phase of a diblock copolymer melt. The calculation is performed in the dilute limit, where the particle-particle interactions have a negligible effect on the distribution. We investigate how the distribution is affected by particle radius R, surface affinity ΛN, diblock segregation 􏰇N, diblock composition f, and invariant polymerization index Nh. While the preferred location of the particles (i.e., interface or domain center) is primarily controlled by ΛN, the degree of particle localization depends on several factors. Larger values of R, 􏰇N, and Nh all tend to produce narrower particle distributions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEPSRC, Grant EP/D031494/01 || Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Societyen
dc.subjectblock copolymersen
dc.subjectself-consistent field theoryen
dc.titleParticle Distributions in a Block Copolymer Nanocompositeen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMatsen, M. W., & Thompson, R. B. (2008). Particle Distributions in a Block Copolymer Nanocomposite. Macromolecules, 41(5), 1853–1860.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Scienceen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Physics and Astronomyen

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


University of Waterloo Library
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519 888 4883

All items in UWSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

DSpace software

Service outages