Microphase separation of a dense two-component grafted-polymer layer

G. Brown, A. Chakrabarti, J. F. Marko

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Abstract

We report results of a large-scale Monte Carlo study of a grafted-polymer «brush» composed of two types of chains of length N = 100 segments under near-melt conditions, with respulsive interactions of strength χ acting between segments of the two species. Following a quench from χ = 0 to χ = 1, we observe the formation of a strongly segregated structure which is laterally microphase-separated, or «rippled» with a modulation wavelength comparable to the distance that chains fluctuate from side to side.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalEPL
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1994

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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