Anomalistic Self-Assembled Phase Behavior of Block Copolymer Blended with Organic Derivative Depending on Temperature [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Basic Energy Sciences, 2016.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- 6,541-6,548 : digital, PDF file
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- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Amphiphilic Pluronic block copolymers have attracted great attention in a broad spectrum of potential applications due to the excellent phase behaviors in an aqueous solution, and many efforts have been made to investigate their phase behaviors under various external conditions. With a variety of external conditions, however, the closed looplike phase behaviors of a Pluronic block copolymer in an aqueous solution have not been reported yet. Herein, we report the closed looplike (CLL) phase behavior of a Pluronic P65 triblock copolymer blended with an organic derivative, 5-methylsalicylic acid (5mS), in aqueous solution, which is very unique for block copolymers. As the 5mS concentration increases, the isotropic to ordered phase or back to isotropic phase transition temperature is decreased while the number of closed loops is increased to two. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a CLL phase transition of a Pluronic block copolymer in an aqueous solution, which is readily applicable to optical devices such as optical sensors or optoelectronics, and nanotemplates for a highly ordered superlattice. Additionally, this provides new insight into the understanding on the phase behavior of a Pluronic block copolymer blended with additives.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:1394532
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Macromolecules 49 17 ISSN 0024-9297 AM
Tae-Hwan Kim; Eunhye Kim; Changwoo Do; Hyungju Ahn; Hoyeon Lee; Young-Soo Han.
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