Strands, networks, and continents from polystyrene dewetting at the air-water interface: implications for amphiphilic block copolymer self-assembly.

Abstract

We demonstrate that nanoscale aggregates similar to those formed via amphiphilic block copolymer self-assembly at the air-water interface, including strands, networks, and continents, can be generated by the simple spreading of PS homopolymer solutions on water. Two different PS homopolymers of different molecular weight (PS-405k, M(n) = 405 000 g mol(-1… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/la1040618

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