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Title: Optical manipulation of block copolymer nanostructures
Author: Gould, Oliver Edward Christopher
ISNI:       0000 0004 6057 8525
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2016
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The work presented in this thesis is centered around the development of optical tweezers as a tool for the manipulation of block copolymer nanostructures. We show how optical manipulation can be used to control the solution behaviour of a variety of nanostructured materials formed by self-assembly, enabling their patterning or the formation of novel hierarchical assemblies. Furthermore, we show how arrays of block copolymer nanostructures can be used as nucleation sites for the surface-directed self assembly of additional block copolymers and for the templating of functional materials.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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