Volume 76, Number 5, December 2006
|Page(s)||959 - 964|
|Section||Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology|
|Published online||08 November 2006|
Phase transitions in block copolymers resulting in a discontinuous change of the spatial period of mesophases
Polymers and Crystals Chair, Physics Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University - Vorobjevy gory, 119992 Moscow, Russia
2 Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics - Miusskaya Square 4 125047 Moscow, Russia
3 Department of Polymer Chemistry and Material Science Center University of Groningen - Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 12 October 2006
The phase behavior of a melt of two-scale multiblock copolymers has been theoretically studied in the framework of the Weak Segregation Limit theory with a two-component order parameter. The existence of a thermodynamically stable mesophase with two scales of the space periodicity has been revealed for a melt of monodisperse nonperiodic heteropolymers. For the first time a discontinuous change with temperature of the spatial period of the mesophases has been predicted.
PACS: 82.35.Jk – Copolymers, phase transitions, structure / 64.10.+h – General theory of equations of state and phase equilibria
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