Reorientation of microphase-separated structures in water-suspended block copolymer nanoparticles through microwave annealing

Takeshi Higuchi, Masatsugu Shimomura, Hiroshi Yabu

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Abstract

We describe here the first report for developing microphase-separated structures in poly(styrene-block-isoprene) (PS-b-PI) block copolymer nanoparticles by microwave annealing in a nonsolvent, water. A random structure in the nanoparticles successfully transformed to thermodynamically stable structures within several minutes though it takes several days by using the conventional thermal annealing process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4064-4068
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecules
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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