Mesoscopic modelling of block copolymer self-assembly in nanoconfinements
FacultiesFakultät 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.
Subject HeadingsCopolymere [GND]
Surfaces: Physics [LCSH]
Thin films [LCSH]