Offering an overview of principles and techniques, this book covers all major categories of self-assembled polymers – properties, processes, and design. Each chapter focuses on morphology, applications, and advanced concepts to illustrate the advantages of polymer self-assembly across industrial and academic research.
•Provides an organized, comprehensive overview of polymer self-assembly, its fundamentals, principles, and applications
•Includes chapters on block copolymers, amphiphilic polymers, supramolecular polymers, rotaxenes, polymer gels, dendrimers, and small molecules in polymer matrices
• Focuses on novel applications, block copolymer assembly to nanotechnology, photonics and metamaterials, molecular machines and artificial muscle, gels that can be applied to polymer science, materials science, and nanotechnology
•Examines state-of-the-art concepts, like lithographic patterning and foldaxane
•Discusses challenges and future outlook of a popular and emerging field of study
Avainsanat: Polymer self-assembly, polymer chemistry, polymer morphology, block copolymers, amphiphilic polymers, supramolecular polymers, rotaxanes, polymer gels, conjugated polymers, gels, fibers, nanomaterials, nano-fabrication and nanotechnology, stimuli-responsive polymers, lithographic patterning, tectonics, foldaxane, Polymer processing