Aggregation in block copolymer melts

A. M. Mayes*, M Olvera de la Cruz

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This paper discusses the theoretical phase diagrams obtained for triblock copolymers of varying degrees of asymmetry, and points out some particular triblock architectures that may feature microcomposite morphologies with improved mechanical properties. The work described here is an extension of the mean-field analysis for diblocks to A-B-A triblock systems of varying degrees of asymmetry. The phase diagram of the microphase morphologies is discovered to change significantly as the triblock architecture is altered. The influence of concentration fluctuations on the phase behavior of triblock melts is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-694
Number of pages4
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Engineering(all)

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