Switching transition of molecular nanotubes forming an inclusion complex with block copolymers in solutions

Yasushi Okumura, Kohzo Ito, Reinosuke Hayakawa

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Abstract

Switching behavior of molecular nanotubes forming an inclusion complex with block copolymers in solutions is theoretically investigated. As temperature changes, a nanotube including a miscible block copolymer gradually moves from one polymer chain to the other, while a switching transition sharply occurs with a hysteresis loop in an immiscible block copolymer. In a recurrent block copolymer comprising linear polymers of four different types, a nanotube travels on the copolymer rail stepwise with undulating temperature: a molecular motor operated by temperature undulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R3823-R3826
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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