Temperature dependence of phase-separated interface for a diblock copolymer thin film

Naoya Torikai, Daisuke Kawaguchi, Atsushi Takano, Yushu Matsushita, Robert Dalgliesh, Sean Langridge

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Interfacial structure of a styrene-d8-2-vinylpyridine diblock copolymer thin film with lamellar microdomain was investigated by neutron reflectivity (NR) measurement at different temperatures above Tg of the component polymer. The thin film specimen was prepared by spin-coating method, and then annealed at 170°C in vacuum during more than one week before NR measurement. The observed specular reflectivity profiles exhibit several Bragg peaks up to high order, implying that the lamellar structure keeps highly-ordered state and preferential orientation along the direction parallel to the film surface even at high temperature above Tg. Further, it was found that the lamellar domain size as well as film total thickness was increased at the high temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Polymer Preprints, Japan
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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