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Entropically driven formation of hierarchically ordered nanocomposites

Lee, JY and Thompson, RB and Jasnow, D and Balazs, AC (2002) Entropically driven formation of hierarchically ordered nanocomposites. Physical Review Letters, 89 (15). ISSN 0031-9007

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The first investigations were conducted into the cooperative behavior and novel structures that can potentially emerge when two disparate ordering phenomena were coupled. Focusing on a small volume fraction of bidisperse spheres in AB diblocks, a system that simultaneously exhibits a structural change in the system of particles and a transformation in the microstructure of the copolymer matrix was isolated, creating in a single process a nanocomposite that potentially exhibits unique optoelectronic properties. The results indicate that the blending of particle mixtures and block copolymers can be exploited to create materials with new morphologies and functions.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lee, JY
Thompson, RB
Jasnow, D
Balazs, ACbalazs@pitt.eduBALAZS
Date: 7 October 2002
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 89
Number: 15
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0031-9007
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 18:41
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 22:57


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