3D observation of microphase-separated structures of ABC triblock copolymers

Takeshi Kaneko, Kazuya Suda, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Hiroshi Jinnai, Kotaro Sato, Masami Kamigaito, Toshinori Kato, Tomohiro Ono, Eiji Nakamura, Toshio Nishi

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Microphase-separated structures of ABC-type triblock copolymers, i.e. poly(styrene-block-isoprene-block-(methyl methacrylate) (SIM) triblock copolymers, were studied. Due to their complicated three-dimensional (3D) structures, transmitted image alone do not offer even qualitative results from such ABC triblock copolymers. In the present study, transmission electron microtomography (TEMT) was utilized for direct 3D observation of the SIM copolymer morphology. In the 3D image, it was found that PI domains 'cling' to the PS domains.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26


Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting


  • Microphase-Separated Structure
  • Transmission Electron Microtomography
  • Triblock Copolymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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