Equilibrium Morphology of Block Copolymer Melts

Kyozi Kawasaki, Toshihiro Kawakatsu

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Abstract

The field theoretical approach for block copolymer melts developed in our earlier work (Kawasaki, K.; et al. Macromolecules 1988, 21, 2972) was recast in such a way as to avoid power series expansion in the concentration variable. The general scaling behavior was found, which naturally gives rise to the wellknown two-thirds power law of the domain size. The theory is related to other approaches by Helfand and co-workers and by Semenov. Numerical consequences of the theory are also presented that clearly demonstrate approach to the correct asymptotic behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4006-4019
Number of pages14
JournalMacromolecules
Volume23
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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