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

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