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Title: Self-assembly and dynamics in block copolymers with hierarchical order
Author: Parras, Petros
ISNI:       0000 0001 3472 7329
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2006
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Incorporation of peptide or mesogenic units into block copolymers enables hierarchical order, whereby an interplay between microphase separation and peptide secondary structure formation or liquid crystal ordering occurs. This thesis concerns the self-assembly process and dynamics in block copolymers with hierarchical order. The second and third chapters discuss peptide-based poly(γ-benzyl-Lglutamate)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate) triblock copolymers and side-group liquid crystal polystyrene-poly [2-(((3-cholesteryl)-oxy)carbonyl)decyl methacrylate)] diblock copolymers. In the first case, the morphology was revealed and the peptide secondary structure was probed by a combination of scattering and microscopy techniques.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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