Micellelike aggregates in solutions of semirigid hairy-rod polymers.


An anomalous aggregation of hairy-rod segments generating nanoscale disklike domains is found to occur in the solution of the semirigid polymer at concentrations well below the threshold lyotropic concentration. These aggregate domains are micellelike in the sense that they exist in equilibrium with a dilute isotropic phase consisting of well dissolved… (More)