Microphase ordering in melts of randomly grafted copolymers

Shuyan Qi, Arup K. Chakraborty*, Hao Wang, Amy A. Lefebvre, Nitash P. Balsara, Eugene I. Shakhnovich, Maria Xenidou, Nikolaos Hadjichristidis

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Abstract

Using optical birefringence, small-angle neutron scattering, and field-theoretic methods, we study the effects of frustrating quenched randomness and connectivity on microphase ordering in copolymer melts. Our results show that randomly grafted copolymers are good model systems to examine these effects, and we find that these materials exhibit behavior different from that observed heretofore for other types of molten polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2896-2899
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume82
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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