Effects of changes in the chain conformation on the kinetics of order-disorder transitions in block copolymer melts

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Abstract

The effects of long-range dynamical correlation in the kinetics of order-disorder transitions of symmetric block copolymer melts are investigated on the basis of the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau model that was extended in such a way that the information on the chain conformation is incorporated using the path-integral formalism. A simplified equation of motion for the order parameter is derived by a perturbation expansion of the chain conformation around its Gaussian conformation. A series of computer simulations are performed to show the importance of the effects of the changes in the chain conformation on the kinetics of order-disorder transition of block copolymer melts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3240-3250
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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