Cylindrical versus Spherical Micelle Formation in Block Copolyrner/Homopolymer Blends

Anne M. Mayes*, Monica Olvera de la Cruz

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Abstract

Micelle formation in dilute solutions of A-B diblock copolymer in homopolymer A is studied. The effects of varying copolymer block lengths and homopolymer molecular weight on micelle morphology are analyzed. The minimum concentration required for the formation of micelles is determined for cylindrical and spherical micelles. A trend toward cylinder formation is observed with increasing B block fraction and increasing homopolymer molecular weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2543-2547
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecules
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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