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Reversible 2D/3D Coatings from Zipper-Assembly of Block Copolymer Micelles

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  • Prashant Tyagi,

    1. IEM (Institut Europeen des Membranes), UMR 5635 (CNRS-ENSCM-UM2), Université Montpellier 2, Place E. Bataillon, F- 34095, Montpellier, France
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  • Irina Elena Raschip,

    1. “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 41A, Gr. Ghica Voda Alley, 700487, Iasi, Romania
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  • André Deratani,

    1. IEM (Institut Europeen des Membranes), UMR 5635 (CNRS-ENSCM-UM2), Université Montpellier 2, Place E. Bataillon, F- 34095, Montpellier, France
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  • Damien Quemener

    Corresponding author
    1. IEM (Institut Europeen des Membranes), UMR 5635 (CNRS-ENSCM-UM2), Université Montpellier 2, Place E. Bataillon, F- 34095, Montpellier, France
    • IEM (Institut Europeen des Membranes), UMR 5635 (CNRS-ENSCM-UM2), Université Montpellier 2, Place E. Bataillon, F- 34095, Montpellier, France.
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Abstract

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A zipper-assembly of micelles into 2D/3D coatings is reported. Block copolymer micelles that incorporate a poly(n-octadecyl methacrylate) block are zipped and unzipped on demand onto a PMMA surface. The mechanism implies an interdigitation of molecular brushes enabling 15 nm micelles to be assembled into monolayers or multilayers.

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