Volume 87 Issue 40 | p. 36 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 5, 2009

Evaporating Polymer Produces Webby Patterns

Controlling the evaporation of a drop of diblock copolymer under just the right conditions leads to self-assembly of weblike thin films
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: diblock copolymers, multifunctional materials

Controlling the evaporation of a drop of diblock copolymer under just the right conditions leads to self-assembly of weblike macrostructures, report Suck Won Hong, Jun Wang, and Zhiqun Lin of Iowa State University (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI: 10.1002/anie.200903552). The ordered structures could be useful in preparing multifunctional materials for optoelectronic devices or as platforms to study cell adhesion and motility. The researchers dissolved the asymmetric diblock copolymer polystyrene-b-poly(methylmethacrylate) in toluene . . .

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