Hierarchical mesoscopic structures of the nanoscopic supramolecular assemblies, which consist of polyelectrolytes and bilayer-forming amphiphiles, are prepared by a simple and new solvent-casting method. Submicron scale 2-D structures, e.g. regular dots, stripes, and networks, are formed when highly diluted organic solutions of polymer assemblies are cast on solid surfaces. Dynamic mesoscopic regular structures, the so-called 'dissipative structures', formed in the non-equilibrium processes of solvent-casting are fixed as hierarchically structured polymer assemblies.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Jan 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 11th Toyota Conference on Nanostructured Materials in Biological and Artificial Systems - Shizuoka, Jpn|
Duration: 1997 Nov 5 → 1997 Nov 8
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