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Popout transitions in weakly stretched single-chain multi-block copolymers in poor solvents

Holmes, Ryan; Williams, David

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We show that weakly stretched single-chain multi-block copolymers in poor solvents experience sudden changes in the number of domains when the end-to-end elongation distance of the chain is changed. The simplest symmetric transition of this type, occurring for a four-block copolymer, is analyzed using self-consistent field theory (SCFT) simulations and a simple free-energy model. The very simple model provides a surprisingly good description of the critical elongation at which the transition...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59944
Source: Europhysics Letters
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/95/63004

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