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Striped networks and other hierarchical structures in A mB mC n (2m+n)-miktoarm star terpolymer melts

Kirkensgaard, Jacob

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Using dissipative particle dynamics simulations we give numerical evidence of the formation of "striped" (or AB alternating) diamond and gyroid network structures and other hierarchical morphologies in AmBmCn (2m+n)-miktoarm star terpolymers where the main variable is the ratio x=n/m with m,n being the number of equal length polymer arms of A and B and C, respectively. The formed networks are purely a result of the star topology, as clearly shown by direct comparison with parallel ABC miktoarm...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98449
Source: Physical Review E-Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.031802

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