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Simulation of conformational properties of end-grafted diblock copolymers

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Abstract

Conformational properties of end-grafted flexible diblock copolymers were studied by using Monte Carlo simulation. The copolymers, XAnBn and XBnAn, are grafted with the end X to a flat surface which attracts monomers A but repulses monomers B. Results show that the blocks A in XAnBn and XBnAn are adsorbed upon the surface at low temperature, and the adsorption of blocks A takes place roughly at the same temperature. However, the conformational size and instantaneous shape of the blocks A and B in XAnBn and XBnAn are different. The possible reasons were discussed and they were interpreted by different properties and grafting locations of the two blocks.

Graphical abstract: Simulation of conformational properties of end-grafted diblock copolymers

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Submitted
22 Apr 2014
Accepted
10 Jun 2014
First published
10 Jun 2014

RSC Adv., 2014,4, 27393-27398
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Paper
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Simulation of conformational properties of end-grafted diblock copolymers

H. Li, B. Gong, C. Qian, C. Li, J. Huang and M. Luo, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 27393
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03647F

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