Parallel and perpendicular lamellar phases in copolymer-nanoparticle multilayer structures

V. Lauter-Pasyuk, H. Lauter, G. Gordeev, P. Müller-Buschbaum, B. P. Toperverg, W. Petry, M. Jernenkov, A. Petrenko, V. Aksenov

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Recent results in developing novel nanocomposite multilayer structures are presented. We used symmetric polystryrene-block-polymethylmethacrylate (deuterated) P(S-b-MMAd) lamellar thin films as a self-assembling matrix for the lamellar arrangement of Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Pure copolymer films showed an unusual structure with a perpendicular to the surface orientation of the lamellae, in the part of the film towards the free surface. This is a new phenomenon because up to now this orientation was obtained only on specially prepared substrates. After the incorporation of nanoparticles into the copolymer matrix, the system switched to a lamellar structure parallel to the surface. Further increasing of the nanoparticles concentration led to a more perfect lamellar structure, which shows that the limit for a high concentration of nanoparticles, important for nanotechnology has not yet been reached.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e939-e942
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-3 SUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - júl. 15 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lauter-Pasyuk, V., Lauter, H., Gordeev, G., Müller-Buschbaum, P., Toperverg, B. P., Petry, W., Jernenkov, M., Petrenko, A., & Aksenov, V. (2004). Parallel and perpendicular lamellar phases in copolymer-nanoparticle multilayer structures. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 350(1-3 SUPPL. 1), e939-e942.