Rational design of ABC triblock terpolymer solution nanostructures with controlled patch morphology

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Löbling, Tina I.
dc.contributor.author Borisov, Oleg
dc.contributor.author Haataja, Johannes S.
dc.contributor.author Ikkala, Olli
dc.contributor.author Gröschel, André H.
dc.contributor.author Müller, Axel H E
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-11T09:08:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-11T09:08:56Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06-29
dc.identifier.citation Löbling , T I , Borisov , O , Haataja , J S , Ikkala , O , Gröschel , A H & Müller , A H E 2016 , ' Rational design of ABC triblock terpolymer solution nanostructures with controlled patch morphology ' , Nature Communications , vol. 7 , 12097 , pp. 1-10 . https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12097 en
dc.identifier.issn 2041-1723
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/25888
dc.description.abstract Block copolymers self-assemble into a variety of nanostructures that are relevant for science and technology. While the assembly of diblock copolymers is largely understood, predicting the solution assembly of triblock terpolymers remains challenging due to complex interplay of block/block and block/solvent interactions. Here we provide guidelines for the self-assembly of linear ABC triblock terpolymers into a large variety of multicompartment nanostructures with C corona and A/B cores. The ratio of block lengths NC/NA thereby controls micelle geometry to spheres, cylinders, bilayer sheets and vesicles. The insoluble blocks then microphase separate to core A and surface patch B, where N B controls the patch morphology to spherical, cylindrical, bicontinuous and lamellar. The independent control over both parameters allows constructing combinatorial libraries of unprecedented solution nanostructures, including spheres-on-cylinders/sheets/vesicles, cylinders-on-sheets/vesicles, and sheets/vesicles with bicontinuous or lamellar membrane morphology (patchy polymersomes). The derived parameters provide a logical toolbox towards complex self-assemblies for soft matter nanotechnologies. en
dc.format.extent 1-10
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries NATURE COMMUNICATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 7 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all) en
dc.subject.other Chemistry(all) en
dc.subject.other Physics and Astronomy(all) en
dc.subject.other 114 Physical sciences en
dc.subject.other 221 Nanotechnology en
dc.title Rational design of ABC triblock terpolymer solution nanostructures with controlled patch morphology en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Applied Physics
dc.contributor.department St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University
dc.contributor.department University of Duisburg-Essen
dc.contributor.department Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
dc.subject.keyword Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
dc.subject.keyword Chemistry(all)
dc.subject.keyword Physics and Astronomy(all)
dc.subject.keyword 114 Physical sciences
dc.subject.keyword 221 Nanotechnology
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114263
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/ncomms12097
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