Microdomain morphology in an ABC 3-miktoarm star terpolymer: A study by energy-filtering TEM and 3D electron tomography

Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Keiko Takahashi, Hirokazu Hasegawa*, Hermis Iatrou, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Takeshi Kaneko, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Hiroshi Jinnai, Toshimitsu Matsui, Hideo Nishioka, Miyoko Shimizu, Hiromitsu Furukawa

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An overview is given of the three-dimensional microdomain structure of the star ABC composed of PS, PI, and PDMS with the arm-length (Mn) ratio of almost 1:1:1 (PS: 19.5K; PI: 20.7K; PDMS: 19.0K). In this case, strong repulsive interactions among the three different blocks yield a three-phase microdomain structure at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6962-6966
Number of pages5
Issue number19
StatePublished - Sep 23 2003
Externally publishedYes

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