Special Issue "Nano-Structures of Block Copolymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2010)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker
DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V., Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare Materialien und Oberflächen, Forckenbeckstrasse 50, D-52056 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49 241 80 23304
Fax: +49 241 80 23317
Interests: guided block copolymer assembly; orientation and phase behavior of block copolymers in electric fields; block copolymer/nanoparticle composites; self-assembly of nanoparticles at interfaces; Pickering-Emulsions; template directed nanoparticle assembly; pattern transfer
Block copolymers, their microphase separation as well as their resulting nanoscopic structures have been studied extensively over the past three decades both experimentally and theoretically. Despite considerable efforts and promising results, so far industrially relevant technologies based on block copolymer nanostructures have not yet been developed or at least did not make it to the final product.
This special issue is intended to give the reader an overview over recent cutting edge research and new developments in the field of block copolymer nanotechnology. Here, we would like to place emphasis on work dealing with ways to control and guide the self-assembly of block copolymer systems, the introduction of functionality, block copolymer-based templates, block copolymer hybrid systems, and novel morphologies arising from these hybrid materials. Finally, this issue should also give examples how block copolymer nanostructures can help to meet future requirements in fields like e.g. electronics, data storage as well as energy storage and conversion.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
- functional block copolymers
- controlled self-assembly
- external/internal fields
- control of order
- hybrid materials
- block copolymer-based applications
Polymers 2010, 2(4), 454-469; doi:10.3390/polym2040454
Received: 31 August 2010; in revised form: 8 October 2010 / Accepted: 14 October 2010 / Published: 15 October 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1197 KB)
Polymers 2010, 2(4), 470-489; doi:10.3390/polym2040470
Received: 24 August 2010; in revised form: 25 September 2010 / Accepted: 15 October 2010 / Published: 20 October 2010| Download PDF Full-text (880 KB)
Article: Enhanced Photophysical Properties of Nanopatterned Titania Nanodots/Nanowires upon Hybridization with Silica via Block Copolymer Templated Sol-Gel Process
Polymers 2010, 2(4), 490-504; doi:10.3390/polym2040490
Received: 28 September 2010; in revised form: 18 October 2010 / Accepted: 21 October 2010 / Published: 25 October 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1786 KB)
Polymers 2010, 2(4), 596-622; doi:10.3390/polym2040596
Received: 9 November 2010; in revised form: 15 November 2010 / Accepted: 24 November 2010 / Published: 25 November 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1719 KB)
Polymers 2010, 2(4), 649-663; doi:10.3390/polym2040649
Received: 2 September 2010; in revised form: 31 October 2010 / Accepted: 26 November 2010 / Published: 2 December 2010| Download PDF Full-text (878 KB)
Article: Spontaneous Enhancement of Packing Regularity of Spherical Microdomains in the Body-Centered Cubic Lattice upon Uniaxial Stretching of Elastomeric Triblock Copolymers
Polymers 2011, 3(1), 36-50; doi:10.3390/polym3010036
Received: 26 October 2010; in revised form: 14 December 2010 / Accepted: 22 December 2010 / Published: 27 December 2010| Download PDF Full-text (529 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2011, 3(1), 252-280; doi:10.3390/polym3010252
Received: 30 November 2010; in revised form: 20 December 2010 / Accepted: 29 December 2010 / Published: 11 January 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1104 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Structural and Mechanical Hysteresis at the Order-Order Transition of Block Copolymer Micellar Crystals
Polymers 2011, 3(1), 281-298; doi:10.3390/polym3010281
Received: 30 November 2010; in revised form: 22 December 2010 / Accepted: 5 January 2011 / Published: 11 January 2011| Download PDF Full-text (813 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2011, 3(2), 662-673; doi:10.3390/polym3020662
Received: 28 January 2011; Accepted: 28 February 2011 / Published: 24 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (943 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 13 January 2011