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Fundamental: Developing an understanding of the parameters that dictate the phase behavior of these unique and interesting supramolecules will establish a base and open new roads to technologically important, functional hierarchical materials. This requires our fundamental understanding on the thermodynamics of self-assembly processes at different length scales, the inter-play between the assemblies at different length scales and more importantly, how to achieve synergistic assembly of each building block so as to use small molecule to direct the macroscopic assembly of copolymer and to use the phase separation of block copolymer to amplify the macroscopic response originated from small molecules. The proposed study adds a new dimension to our existing knowledge of the hierarchical assembly of soft materials and will elucidate the interplay between self-assembly processes on two length scales, i.e. tens of nanometers and molecular level. Understanding the phase
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Unformatted text preview: behavior of these unique and interesting supramolecules will establish a base and open new roads to technologically important, functional hierarchical materials. Since the built-in functionalities can be readily incorporated and the fundamental principles should be applicable, the proposed studies will open new avenues to functional hierarchical materials. The proposed studies are geared toward elucidating the self-assembly of soft material and generating hierarchical functional nanostructures in thin films. These studies are transformative and have direct connections to many applications in the microelectronics industry. The proposed studies will add a new dimension to our existing knowledge of the directed assembly of organic/inorganic hybrid materials and will elucidate the interplay between the self-assembly processes in multi-component systems....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2010 for the course MCB 200 taught by Professor Xu during the Spring '10 term at Universidad APEC.

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