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Investigating the Motion of Diblock Copolymer Assemblies in Ionic Liquids by In Situ Electron Microscopy

Authors

  • Ulrich Mansfeld,

    1. Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    2. Dutch Polymer Institute, 5612 AX Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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  • Stephanie Hoeppener,

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    2. Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    • Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany.
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  • Ulrich S. Schubert

    1. Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    2. Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
    3. Dutch Polymer Institute, 5612 AX Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Abstract

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The movement of individual block copolymer micelles in free-standing films of ionic liquids is investigated by transmission electron microscopy with the aim of providing an easily accessible high-resolution imaging tool for the in situ observation of particle movement in a liquid environment. A proof of concept and first studies on the behavior of individual particles in the fluid are demonstrated.

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