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Developments in Block Copolymer Science and Technology

  • ID: 2180849
  • Book
  • 380 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Block copolymers are useful in many applications where a number of different polymers are connected together to yield a material with hybrid properties. These materials are used for example as melt processable plastics, detergents in solution, compatibilizers and adhesives. This volume aims to bring together significant recent advances on this topic, such as developments in computer modelling, thin film morphology characterization, nanoscience and technology applications. In addition, it covers new polymerization methods that have been introduced leading to the emergence of novel products and applications.

The book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in polymer science as well as industrial scientists involved in the polymer, coatings and microelectronics industries.

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List of Contributors.


1. Introduction to Block Copolymers (Ian W. Hamley).

2. Recent Developments in Synthesis of Model Block Copolymers using Ionic Polymerisation (Kristoffer Almdal).

3. Syntheses and Characterizations of Block Copolymers Prepared via Controlled Radical Polymerization Methods (Pan Cai–yuan and Hong Chun–yan).

4. Melt Behaviour of Block Copolymers (Shinichi Sakurai, Shigeru Okamoto and Kazuo Sakurai).

5. Phase Behavior of Block Copolymer Blends (Richard J. Spontak and Nikunj P. Patel).

6. Crystallization within Block Copolymer Mesophases (Yueh–Lin Loo and Richard A. Register).

7. Dynamical Microphase Modelling with Mesodyn (JG.E.M. Fraaije, G.J.A. Sevink and A.V. Zvelindovsky).

8. Self–consistent Field Theory of Block Copolymers (An–Chang Shi).

9. Lithography with Self–assembled Block Copolymer Microdomains (Christopher Harrison, John A. Dagata and Douglas H. Adamson).

10. Applications of Block Copolymer Surfactants (Michael W. Edens and Robert H. Whitmarsh).

11. The Development of Elastomers Based on Fully Hydrogenated Styrene Diene Block Copolymers (Calvin P. Esneault, Stephen F. Hahn and Gregory F. Meyers).


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Ian W. Hamley
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