NYU CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT
Over the past decades, block copolymers have attracted much attention for use in a variety of applications, including high-density data storage, nanolithography, electronic devices, drug delivery systems, porous membranes, and catalysts. Supramolecular block copolymers have the ability to self-assemble into a variety of ordered nanoscale structures. Their synthesis through a variety of polymerization methods enables the incorporation of additional end- and side-chain functionalities, resulting in tunable morphologies in the solid state and in solution. We are interested in investigating these nanoscale morphologies with the help of STEM, SAXS, and AFM.