Mesoscopic modelling of block copolymer self-assembly in nanoconfinements
FakultätenFakultät für Naturwissenschaften
The main goal of this thesis is to give insights into mechanisms of the induced self-organization in block copolymer thin films with the help of the mesoscopic computer simulations. We apply the self-consistent mean field theory (SCFT), dynamic density functional theory (DDFT) and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) to study the self-assembly of cylinder- and lamellar-forming copolymers near patterned surfaces, as well as during solvent evaporation and solvent absorption processes. A new approach to control the orientation of cylindrical microdomains in block copolymer films is discussed. The approach is based on the double phase separation of the binary copolymer blend.
Erstellung / Fertigstellung
Normierte SchlagwörterCopolymere [GND]
Surfaces: Physics [LCSH]
Thin films [LCSH]