New article in Chemistry of Materials

posted Sep 5, 2010, 9:41 AM by Shin-Hyun Kim   [ updated Sep 5, 2010, 9:47 AM ]
An article in Chemistry of Materials on microphase separation of block copolymers in double emulsion droplets has been accepted for publication
Microcapsules of thin nanoshell membranes were prepared by the evaporation-induced self-assembly of poly(styrene)-block-poly(butadiene)-block-poly(styrene) triblock copolymers inside the oil phase of a water-in-oil-in-water double emulsion. The internal morphology of the membrane could be modulated into lamellae, perforated lamellae, cylindrical and spherical phases by controlling the volume fractions of styrene and butadiene blocks.
Jae Won Shim, Shin-Hyun Kim, Seog-Jin Jeon, Seung-Man Yang, and Gi-Ra Yi, “Microcapsules with Tailored Nanostructures by Microphase Separation of Block Copolymers,” Chemistry of Materials, Accepted for publicaion (2010)