Christine M. Papadakis

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The reorientation of lamellae and the dependence of the lamellar spacing, Dlam, on polymer volume fraction, φP, Dlam ∝ φP, in diblock copolymer thin films during solvent vapor annealing (SVA) are examined by combining white light interferometry (WLI) and grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS). A thin film of lamellae-forming(More)
The crystalline structures in thin films of polystyrene-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-b-PEO) diblock copolymers were studied in dependence on the degree of supercooling. Atomic force microscopy showed that the crystalline domains (lamellae) consist of grains, which are macroscopic at low and intermediate degrees of supercooling, but of submicrometer size for(More)
We have found very slow crystallization in thin films of cylinder-forming poly(isoprene-b-ethyleneoxide) (P(I-b -EO)) diblock copolymers with PEO being the minority block. The film was crystallized at room temperature after melting at 62 °C. Imaging methods were combined with X-ray reflectometry and grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering and(More)
The structure and dynamics of a strongly asymmetric poly(ethylene propylene)-poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PEP-PDMS) diblock copolymer in the melt have been studied over a wide temperature range. Small-angle neutron scattering reveals that the sample exhibits two stable phases in this temperature range: Above the order-to-disorder transition temperature, it is(More)
We propose a theoretical explanation of the parallel and perpendicular lamellar orientations in free surface films of symmetric polystyrene-block-polybutadiene diblock copolymers on silicon substrates (with a native SiOx layer). Two approaches are developed: A correction to the strong segregation theory and a qualitative analysis of the intermediate(More)
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