Sub-5 nm structured films by hydrogen bonded siloxane liquid crystals and block copolymers

K. Nickmans, R.C.P. Verpaalen, J.N. Murphy, A.P.H.J. Schenning

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Abstract

This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of a novel class of hydrogen-bonding oligo(dimethylsiloxane)-based thermotropic liquid crystals (LCs), with which polymeric supramolecules were obtained with glassy smectic and columnar sub-5 nm features when combined with poly(4-vinylpyridine) homopolymer or poly(styrene)-b-poly(4-vinylpyridine) block copolymer (BCP). The hierarchical self-assembly afforded by the LC/BCP complexes further resulted in the vertical orientation of the LC features in thin films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3042-3046
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2018

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