Volume contractions induced by crosslinking: A novel route to nanoporous polymer films

Unyong Jeong, Du Yeol Ryu, Jin Kon Kim, Dong Ha Kim, Thomas P. Russell, Craig J. Hawker

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Producing nanopores in block copolymer films by crosslinking the matrix was shown to be very simple, highly reproducible, and predictable. Via this route, the original ordering of the copolymer was maintained, providing a template in which nanoscopic holes can be produced. Thus, the results present a unique method by which the size limit of the pores in block copolymer thin films can be extended well beyond that achievable using neat block copolymer itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1247-1250
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 5


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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