Mesoscopic pattern formation of nanostructured polymer assemblies

N. Maruyama, O. Karthaus, K. Ijiro, M. Shimomura, T. Koito, Sh Nishimura, T. Sawadaishi, N. Nishi, S. Tokura

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    Hierarchical mesoscopic structures of the nanoscopic supramolecular assemblies, which consist of polyelectrolytes and bilayer-forming amphiphiles, are prepared by a simple and new solvent-casting method. Submicron scale 2-D structures, e.g. regular dots, stripes, and networks, are formed when highly diluted organic solutions of polymer assemblies are cast on solid surfaces. Dynamic mesoscopic regular structures, the so-called 'dissipative structures', formed in the non-equilibrium processes of solvent-casting are fixed as hierarchically structured polymer assemblies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)331-336
    Number of pages6
    JournalSupramolecular Science
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventProceedings of the 11th Toyota Conference on Nanostructured Materials in Biological and Artificial Systems - Shizuoka, Jpn
    Duration: 1997 Nov 51997 Nov 8

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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