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Dissipative particle dynamics simulations of H-shaped diblock copolymer self-assembly in solvent

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Show simple item record Harmat, Adam L. Nikkhah, Sousa Javan Sammalkorpi, Maria 2021-09-27T14:02:09Z 2021-09-27T14:02:09Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract We examine the self-assembly of H-shaped block-copolymers as the function of the middle block to branch length ratio and interaction between the middle and branch blocks differing in their solvophobicity. The work shows that the examined H-shaped polymers readily transition from uniform mixing of the polymer species to domain formation and a variety of advanced assembly configurations including vesicles, onion-like, and multi compartment aggregates. We identify the polymer conformational and packing changes involved to extract governing interactions and molecule features giving rise to the different assembly structures. The findings are discussed in terms of the H-shaped polymer architecture and polymer assemblies. We conclude that the assembly structure is governed by the molecular level local curvature induced by the varying conformations of the polymers. The findings highlight that for H-shaped polymers the degree of polymerization and polymer chem istries in terms of solvation and mixing characteristics of the blocks are keys to controlling the assembling structures. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Polymer;233, 124198
dc.subject assembly morphology en_US
dc.subject polymer modelling en_US
dc.subject mesoscale modelling en_US
dc.subject polymer materials en_US
dc.subject advanced polymer architectures en_US
dc.title Dissipative particle dynamics simulations of H-shaped diblock copolymer self-assembly in solvent en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.polymer.2021.124198
dc.contributor.sponsor Academy of Finland en_US
dc.relation.projectid 309324 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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