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Title: Dynamics of Charged Species in Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer and Surfactant Complexes [Structural Relaxation and Dynamics of Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer Surfactant Complexes]

Abstract

Structure–property relationships of ionic block copolymer (BCP) surfactant complexes are critical toward the progress of favorable engineering design of efficient charge-transport materials. In this paper, molecular dynamics simulations are used to understand the dynamics of charged-neutral BCP and surfactant complexes. The dynamics are examined for two different systems: charged-neutral double-hydrophilic and hydrophobic–hydrophilic block copolymers with oppositely charged surfactant moieties. The dynamics of the surfactant head, tails, and charges are studied for five different BCP volume fractions. We observe that the dynamics of the different species solely depend on the balance between electrostatic and entropic interactions between the charged species and the neutral monomers. The favorable hydrophobic–hydrophobic interactions and the unfavorable hydrophobic–hydrophilic interactions determine the mobilities of the monomers. The dynamical properties of the charge species influence complex formation. Structural relaxations exhibit length-scale dependent behavior, with slower relaxation at the radius of gyration length-scale and faster relaxation at the segmental length-scale, consistent with previous results. The dynamical analysis correlates ion-exchange kinetics to the self-assembly behavior of the complexes.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1376555
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 28; Journal ID: ISSN 1520-6106
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Borreguero, Jose M., Pincus, Philip A., Sumpter, Bobby G., and Goswami, Monojoy. Dynamics of Charged Species in Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer and Surfactant Complexes [Structural Relaxation and Dynamics of Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer Surfactant Complexes]. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05047.
Borreguero, Jose M., Pincus, Philip A., Sumpter, Bobby G., & Goswami, Monojoy. Dynamics of Charged Species in Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer and Surfactant Complexes [Structural Relaxation and Dynamics of Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer Surfactant Complexes]. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05047.
Borreguero, Jose M., Pincus, Philip A., Sumpter, Bobby G., and Goswami, Monojoy. Wed . "Dynamics of Charged Species in Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer and Surfactant Complexes [Structural Relaxation and Dynamics of Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer Surfactant Complexes]". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05047. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376555.
@article{osti_1376555,
title = {Dynamics of Charged Species in Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer and Surfactant Complexes [Structural Relaxation and Dynamics of Ionic-Neutral Block Copolymer Surfactant Complexes]},
author = {Borreguero, Jose M. and Pincus, Philip A. and Sumpter, Bobby G. and Goswami, Monojoy},
abstractNote = {Structure–property relationships of ionic block copolymer (BCP) surfactant complexes are critical toward the progress of favorable engineering design of efficient charge-transport materials. In this paper, molecular dynamics simulations are used to understand the dynamics of charged-neutral BCP and surfactant complexes. The dynamics are examined for two different systems: charged-neutral double-hydrophilic and hydrophobic–hydrophilic block copolymers with oppositely charged surfactant moieties. The dynamics of the surfactant head, tails, and charges are studied for five different BCP volume fractions. We observe that the dynamics of the different species solely depend on the balance between electrostatic and entropic interactions between the charged species and the neutral monomers. The favorable hydrophobic–hydrophobic interactions and the unfavorable hydrophobic–hydrophilic interactions determine the mobilities of the monomers. The dynamical properties of the charge species influence complex formation. Structural relaxations exhibit length-scale dependent behavior, with slower relaxation at the radius of gyration length-scale and faster relaxation at the segmental length-scale, consistent with previous results. The dynamical analysis correlates ion-exchange kinetics to the self-assembly behavior of the complexes.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05047},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical Chemistry},
number = 28,
volume = 121,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Jun 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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