Multiphase Systems based on Block Copolymers
AbstractBlock 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.