Ordered nanostructures self-assembled from block copolymer tethered nanoparticles.

@article{Zhu2010OrderedNS,
  title={Ordered nanostructures self-assembled from block copolymer tethered nanoparticles.},
  author={Xiaomeng Zhu and Liquan Wang and Jiaping Lin and Liangshun Zhang},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 9},
  pages={4979-88}
}
Combining the self-consistent field theory (SCFT) and the density functional theory (DFT), we investigated the self-assembly behavior of AB diblock copolymer tethered single spherical particle P (ABP molecules). Two cases were studied: one is where the particles are chemically neutral to both A and B blocks, and the other is where the particles are unfavorable to neither of the two blocks. For neutral particles, the ABP molecules self-assemble to typical equilibrium microstructures, such as… CONTINUE READING

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