Multiphase Systems based on Block Copolymers


Block copolymers represent a fascinating class of materials. Two or more chemically different polymer chains are linked together to give a linear or branched macromolecule. Due to the usually repulsive interactions between dissimilar type of segments the different blocks (i.e. homo- or random copolymer subchains) segregate from each other leading to a microphase separated structure.1,2,3,4 In this contribution an overview on our work on amorphous and crystalline block copolymers will be given.
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