### Abstract

The possibility of microphase separation at two different length scales in monodisperse AB block copolymer melts consisting of a homopolymer A block and either a linear alternating AB copolymer block (poly(A)_{m}-block-poly(B-alt-A)_{n}) or an AB comb copolymer block poly(A)_{m}-block-poly(A-graft-B)_{n}, is investigated. An analysis of the structure factor reveals that in the parameter space of n and m three different cases can be distinguished: I) The structure factor has only one minimum corresponding to the short length scale (i.e. the characteristic length of the repeating unit of the alternating or comb block). II) The structure factor has only one minimum corresponding to the long length scale (the characteristic length of the blocks). III) Two minima are present leading to a competition between microphase separation at the short and the long length scale. Depending on the choice of n and m, one of these three possibilities will occur.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 515-519 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | European Physical Journal E |

Volume | 4 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Apr 2001 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Biotechnology
- Biophysics
- Chemistry(all)
- Materials Science(all)
- Surfaces and Interfaces

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## Cite this

*European Physical Journal E*,

*4*(4), 515-519. https://doi.org/10.1007/s101890170106