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Keywords:

  • block copolymers;
  • functional materials;
  • nanostructured materials;
  • nanotechnology;
  • self-assembly

Abstract

Recent advances in polymer synthesis have significantly enhanced the ability to rationally design block copolymers with tailored functionality. The self-assembly of these macromolecules in the solid state or in solution allows the formation of nanostructured materials with a variety of properties and potential functions. This Review illustrates recent progress in the field of block copolymer materials by highlighting selected emerging applications.