Selective molecular annealing: in situ small angle X-ray scattering study of microwave-assisted annealing of block copolymers

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dc.contributor.author Toolan, Daniel T. W.
dc.contributor.author Adlington, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Isakova, Anna
dc.contributor.author Kalamiotis, Alexis
dc.contributor.author Mokarian-Tabari, Parvaneh
dc.contributor.author Dimitrakis, Georgios
dc.contributor.author Dodds, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Arnold, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Terrill, Nick J.
dc.contributor.author Bras, Wim
dc.contributor.author Hermida Merino, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Topham, Paul D.
dc.contributor.author Irvine, Derek J.
dc.contributor.author Howse, Jonathan R.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-11T13:51:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-11T13:51:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-10
dc.identifier.citation Toolan, Daniel T. W.; Adlington, Kevin; Isakova, Anna; Kalamiotis, Alexis; Mokarian-Tabari, Parvaneh; Dimitrakis, Georgios; Dodds, Christopher; Arnold, Thomas; Terrill, Nick J.; Bras, Wim; Hermida Merino, Daniel; Topham, Paul D.; Irvine, Derek J.; Howse, Jonathan R. (2017) 'Selective molecular annealing: in situ small angle X-ray scattering study of microwave-assisted annealing of block copolymers'. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19 (31):20412-20419. doi:10.1039/C7CP03578K en
dc.identifier.volume 19 en
dc.identifier.issued 31 en
dc.identifier.startpage 20412 en
dc.identifier.endpage 20419 en
dc.identifier.issn 1463-9076
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4677
dc.identifier.doi 10.1039/C7CP03578K
dc.description.abstract Microwave annealing has emerged as an alternative to traditional thermal annealing approaches for optimising block copolymer self-assembly. A novel sample environment enabling small angle X-ray scattering to be performed in situ during microwave annealing is demonstrated, which has enabled, for the first time, the direct study of the effects of microwave annealing upon the self-assembly behavior of a model, commercial triblock copolymer system [polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-co-butylene)-block-polystyrene]. Results show that the block copolymer is a poor microwave absorber, resulting in no change in the block copolymer morphology upon application of microwave energy. The block copolymer species may only indirectly interact with the microwave energy when a small molecule microwave-interactive species [diethylene glycol dibenzoate (DEGDB)] is incorporated directly into the polymer matrix. Then significant morphological development is observed at DEGDB loadings [greater-than-or-equal]6 wt%. Through spatial localisation of the microwave-interactive species, we demonstrate targeted annealing of specific regions of a multi-component system, opening routes for the development of "smart" manufacturing methodologies. en
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dc.publisher Royal Society of Chemistry en
dc.rights © Royal Society of Chemistry 2017. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7CP03578K en
dc.subject Microwave annealing en
dc.subject Block copolymer self-assembly en
dc.subject Block copolymer species en
dc.title Selective molecular annealing: in situ small angle X-ray scattering study of microwave-assisted annealing of block copolymers en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Parvaneh Mokarian-Tabari, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: p.mokarian@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2018-07-10
dc.date.updated 2017-09-11T13:42:29Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress p.mokarian@ucc.ie en


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