Depletion attraction of sheet-like ion aggregates in low-dielectric ionomer melts.

Abstract

Ionomers are polymers in which an ionic group is covalently bonded to the polymer backbone. Ion aggregates in ionomers have morphologies that allow for the packing of the attached polymer backbone. Using ion-only coarse-grained molecular dynamics, we observe that string-like ion aggregates become flat and sheet-like at lower dielectric constants. A… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4973931

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