Classical Methods for the Study of the Block Copolymer Micelles

  • Petr Munk
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 327)


Block copolymers when dissolved in a selective solvent that is thermodynamically good for one block and poor for the other arrange themselves into a structure in which the insoluble blocks segregate themselves into domains that are rather concentrated with respect to the insoluble blocks. When the overall concentration of the copolymer is small, these domains adopt a spherical shape (a micellar core) that is surrounded by a much less concentrated micellar shell consisting from the soluble blocks.


Block Copolymer Dynamic Light Scattering Intrinsic Viscosity Micellar Solution Sedimentation Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petr Munk
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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Center for Polymer ResearchThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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