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Title: Rapid self-assembly of block copolymers to photonic crystals

Abstract

The invention provides a class of copolymers having useful properties, including brush block copolymers, wedge-type block copolymers and hybrid wedge and polymer block copolymers. In an embodiment, for example, block copolymers of the invention incorporate chemically different blocks comprising polymer size chain groups and/or wedge groups that significantly inhibit chain entanglement, thereby enhancing molecular self-assembly processes for generating a range of supramolecular structures, such as periodic nanostructures and microstructures. The present invention also provides useful methods of making and using copolymers, including block copolymers.

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Research Org.:
California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1260251
Patent Number(s):
9,382,387
Application Number:
13/800,646
Assignee:
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Pasadena, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-05ER46218
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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Xia, Yan, Sveinbjornsson, Benjamin R, Grubbs, Robert H, Weitekamp, Raymond, Miyake, Garret M, Atwater, Harry A, Piunova, Victoria, Daeffler, Christopher Scot, Hong, Sung Woo, Gu, Weiyin, and Russell, Thomas P. Rapid self-assembly of block copolymers to photonic crystals. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Xia, Yan, Sveinbjornsson, Benjamin R, Grubbs, Robert H, Weitekamp, Raymond, Miyake, Garret M, Atwater, Harry A, Piunova, Victoria, Daeffler, Christopher Scot, Hong, Sung Woo, Gu, Weiyin, & Russell, Thomas P. Rapid self-assembly of block copolymers to photonic crystals. United States.
Xia, Yan, Sveinbjornsson, Benjamin R, Grubbs, Robert H, Weitekamp, Raymond, Miyake, Garret M, Atwater, Harry A, Piunova, Victoria, Daeffler, Christopher Scot, Hong, Sung Woo, Gu, Weiyin, and Russell, Thomas P. Tue . "Rapid self-assembly of block copolymers to photonic crystals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1260251.
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title = {Rapid self-assembly of block copolymers to photonic crystals},
author = {Xia, Yan and Sveinbjornsson, Benjamin R and Grubbs, Robert H and Weitekamp, Raymond and Miyake, Garret M and Atwater, Harry A and Piunova, Victoria and Daeffler, Christopher Scot and Hong, Sung Woo and Gu, Weiyin and Russell, Thomas P.},
abstractNote = {The invention provides a class of copolymers having useful properties, including brush block copolymers, wedge-type block copolymers and hybrid wedge and polymer block copolymers. In an embodiment, for example, block copolymers of the invention incorporate chemically different blocks comprising polymer size chain groups and/or wedge groups that significantly inhibit chain entanglement, thereby enhancing molecular self-assembly processes for generating a range of supramolecular structures, such as periodic nanostructures and microstructures. The present invention also provides useful methods of making and using copolymers, including block copolymers.},
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place = {United States},
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  • Xu, Ji; Hong, Sung Woo; Gu, Weiyin
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 23, Issue 48, p. 5755-5761
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201102964

Supramolecular ABC Triblock Copolymers via One-Pot, Orthogonal Self-Assembly
journal, February 2010

  • Yang, Si Kyung; Ambade, Ashootosh V.; Weck, Marcus
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja908429e

Helical Polymers: Synthesis, Structures, and Functions
journal, November 2009

  • Yashima, Eiji; Maeda, Katsuhiro; Iida, Hiroki
  • Chemical Reviews, Vol. 109, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1021/cr900162q

Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers for Photonic-Bandgap Materials
journal, October 2005

  • Yoon, Jongseung; Lee, Wonmok; Thomas, Edwin L.
  • MRS Bulletin, Vol. 30, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1557/mrs2005.270

Optically Transparent and High Molecular Weight Polyolefin Block Copolymers toward Self-Assembled Photonic Band Gap Materials
journal, March 2006

  • Yoon, Jongseung; Mathers, Robert T.; Coates, Geoffrey W.
  • Macromolecules, Vol. 39, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1021/ma0516642

Ordered Nanoporous Polymers from Polystyrene−Polylactide Block Copolymers
journal, October 2002

  • Zalusky, Andrew S.; Olayo-Valles, Roberto; Wolf, Johanna H.
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 124, Issue 43
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja0278584

Cylindrical polymer brushes
journal, January 2005

  • Zhang, Mingfu; Müller, Axel H. E.
  • Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 43, Issue 16, p. 3461-3481
  • DOI: 10.1002/pola.20900