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Special Issue "Self-assembly of Block Copolymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
1. University of Hamburg; Institute of Physical Chemistry; Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany2. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH; Institute of Polymer Research; Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Tel. +49 40 42838 3460; Fax: +49 40 42838 9542
Interests: self-assembly, block copolymers, polymer blends, nanocomposites, supramolecular polymers, membranes, controlled polymerizations
The focus of this Special Issue is on the self-assembly of block copolymers and block copolymer blends. Both experimental and theoretical investigations of the structure formation of block copolymers in melt and in solution are welcome. Block copolymers may be linear, star-like, cyclic or of any other topology. The blocks are of controlled dispersity and may be amorphous, liquid-crystalline or crystalline.
Papers are sought that discuss novel morphologies, including very small or very large periodic structures of already well-known morphologies, their use as templates for other materials, the process of self-assembly from disordered to ordered phases or the transition between different ordered phases in thin films, bulk, in solution, or at the interface between two other phases (such as in polymer blends). Polymerization-induced self-assembly, the influence of, e.g., external fields, temperature, or vapors on the structure formation and reproducible non-equilibrium structures are of particular interest.
Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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- Block copolymer morphology
- Metastable structures
- Non-equilibrium structures
- Block copolymer blends
- Microphase transitions