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Keywords:

  • aggregation;
  • block copolymers;
  • micelles;
  • nanostructures;
  • scanning probe microscopy
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Hard-core visualization: Bilayer hockey-puck micelles are formed in nonpolar solvents from “sticky” rod–coil block copolymers based on oligo(p-benzamide)s. Images obtained by scanning force microscopy (SFM) give insight into the structure of the anisotropic micellar core. The picture shows a model (left) and an SFM image (right) of the micelle consisting of an aramide core and a poly(ethylene glycol) corona.