Probing the self-organization kinetics in block copolymer films

D. M. Smilgies, Ruipeng Li, Zhenyu Di, Charles Darko, Christine M. Papadakis, Dorthe Posselt

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Solvent annealing [1-3] has recently emerged as a powerful alternative to thermal annealing of block copolymer (BCP) thin films and nanocomposites. Taking a more general point of view, solvent treatment procedures, employing the selectivity of the solvents towards the different blocks, can produce new structures [4], and provide fascinating insights into the swelling kinetics and instabilities in such self-assembled and oriented thin films [5]. Taking a lamellar polystyrene-polybutadiene (PS-b-PB) film right from the spin coater into an in-situ vapor cell provided an intriguing trip through configuration space, with various lamellar re-orientations encountered during swelling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrazing-Incidence Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 20085 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2008 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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