3D observation of microphase-separated structures of ABC triblock copolymers

Takeshi Kaneko, Kazuya Suda, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Hiroshi Jinnai, Kotaro Sato, Masami Kamigaito, Toshinori Kato, Tomohiro Ono, Eiji Nakamura, Toshio Nishi

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ABC triblock copolymers are known to exhibit wide variety of defferent types of morphologies compared with AB diblock copolymers. In the present study, a series of poly(styrene-block-isoprene-block -(methyl methacrylate)) and poly(styrene-block-(ethylene-co-propylene)-block-(methyl methacrylate)) triblock copolymers were synthesized and their morphologies were extensively studied by transmission electronmicrotomography (TEMT). In one of the triblock copolymers, a very complicated three-dimensional (3D) structure, called "ladder pattern" was found.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sept 202005 Sept 22


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules


  • Ladder Pattern
  • Microphase-separated Structure
  • Transmission Electron Microtomography
  • Triblock Copolymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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