Micelle formation in triblock copolymer solutions

M. Monzen, T. Kawakatsu, M. Doi, R. Hasegawa

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Abstract

Using the self-consistent field treatment, we investigate the structures and the phase behavior of micelles formed in symmetric and asymmetric triblock copolymer solutions. We find that the asymmetry of the block copolymer lowers the critical micelle concentration due to the gain of the conformational entropy. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalComputational and Theoretical Polymer Science
Volume10
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Critical micelle concentration
  • Polydispersity
  • Triblock copolymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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