Ordering kinetic in two-dimensional hexagonal pattern of cylinder-forming PS-b-PMMA block copolymer thin films: dependence on the segregation strength.
This letter reports the experimental determination of the growth exponents and activation enthalpies for the ordering process of standing cylinder-forming all-organic polystyrene-block-poly (methyl methacrylate) (PS-b-PMMA) block copolymer (BCP) thin films as a function of the BCP degree of polymerization (N). The maximum growth exponent of 1/3 is observed for the smallest BCP at the border of the order disorder transition. Both the growth exponents and the activation enthalpies exponentially decrease with the BCP segregation strength (chi N) following the same path of the diffusivity.
Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.10944