Spontaneous formation of polymer nanoparticles with inner micro-phase separation structures

Takeshi Higuchi, Atsunori Tajima, Hiroshi Yabu, Masatsugu Shimomura

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Abstract

We demonstrate the preparation of particles with a variety of inner structures from block-copolymers and polymer blends by using a simple solvent evaporation process. One-directionally stacked or onion-like lamellar structures were formed from symmetric block-copolymers. Asymmetric block-copolymers formed cylindrical phase in nanoparticles. "Janus"-type particles were prepared from homopolymer blends. A network structure was formed in the homopolymer blend particles containing block-copolymers, which work as compatibilizers for homopolymer blends.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1302-1305
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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