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Keywords:

  • block copolymers;
  • crystallinity;
  • micellization;
  • polyacrylonitrile (PAN);
  • poly(ferrocenylsilane) (PFS);
  • self-assembly

Abstract

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Investigations on the self-assembly of block copolymers in solution have in some way a less well-studied history than the study of their phase separation in the solid state, and many aspects are yet not completely understood. Here we focus on the behavior of a specific class of copolymers, namely semicrystalline block copolymers, capable of forming cylindrical aggregates in a solvent selective for the non-crystalline, complementary block. A common model of micellization is proposed, in principle applicable to most of these copolymeric systems.