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The Tricontinuous 3ths(5) Phase: A New Morphology in Copolymer Melts

Fischer, Michael; De Campo, Liliana; Kirkensgaard, Jacob Judas Kain; Hyde, Stephen; Schroder-Turk, Gerd


Self-assembly remains the most efficient route to the formation of ordered nanostructures, including the double gyroid network phase in diblock copolymers based on two intergrown network domains. Here we use self-consistent field theory to show that a tricontinuous structure with monoclinic symmetry, called 3ths(5), based on the intergrowth of three distorted ths nets, is an equilibrium phase of triblock star-copolymer melts when an extended molecular core is introduced. The introduction of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Macromolecules
DOI: 10.1021/ma5016352


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