Macromolecular Symposia

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February 13, 2012

TREND: Beyond Orientation: The Impact of Electric Fields on Block Copolymers

TREND: Beyond Orientation: The Impact of Electric Fields on Block Copolymers

Clemens Liedel, Christian W. Pester, Markus Ruppel, Volker S. Urban, Alexander Böker*

Since 1991, electric fields have been shown to strongly affect block copolymer structures. Aside from alignment, morphological distortions, order–order, and order–disorder transitions have been described both in bulk and thin films. Important findings of the last two decades are summarized and perspectives for future progress in the field of block copolymers in electric fields are outlined.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100590

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