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Using Surfaces to Direct Microphase Separation

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Short and long grafted chains exhibit microphase separation, a phenomenon in which microdomains of each species forms. This is seen on length scales ranging from nanocrystal ligands to polymer brushes. I will present computer simulation results showing that surface curvature controls the resulting micropatterns, and will give a rief overview of polymer brush theory to support our findings. If time allows, I will talk about depletion forces in active materials.

This talk is part of the Theoretical Chemistry Informal Seminars series.

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