Self-assembled nanostructures of block copolymers on random copolymer brush

Bong Hoon Kim, Chong Min Koo, Seong Jun Jeong, Dong Ok Shin, Sang Ouk Kim

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We synthesized the polymer brushes by conventional free radical polymerization and investigated the morphology evolution of block copolymer nanostructure on the brush treated surfaces. Our simple approach utilized a functionalized free radical initiator to add hydroxyl group to a chain end and an excess amount of a chain transfer agent to control the molecular weights of the brushes. The synthesized polymer brushes had narrow molecular weight distribution as well as hydroxyl end group and were successfully grafted onto silicon oxide layer by simple spin-coating and annealing process. The orientation of poly(styrene-block-methyl methacrylate)s (PS-b-PMMAs) coated on the brush grafted surface was finely controlled by the surface modification by polymer brushes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Nanomaterials and Processing - IUMRS - ICA - 2006 International Conference in Asia
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)3908451310, 9783908451310
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIUMRS International Conference in Asia 2006, IUMRS-ICA 2006 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Sept 102006 Sept 14

Publication series

NameSolid State Phenomena
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1012-0394


OtherIUMRS International Conference in Asia 2006, IUMRS-ICA 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Block copolymer
  • Nanostructure
  • Polymer brush
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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