Volume 14, Issue 2
Discovery of New Metastable Patterns in Diblock Copolymers

Kai Jiang ,  Chu Wang ,  Yunqing Huang and Pingwen Zhang


Commun. Comput. Phys., 14 (2013), pp. 443-460.

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  • Abstract

Theorderedpatternsformedbymicrophase-separatedblockcopolymer systems demonstrate periodic symmetry, and all periodic structures belong to one of 230 space groups. Based on this fact, a strategy of estimating the initial values of self-consistent field theory to discover ordered patterns of block copolymers is developed. In particular, the initial period of the computational box is estimated by the Landau-Brazovskii model as well. By planting the strategy into the whole-space discrete method, several new metastable patterns are discovered in diblock copolymers.

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Published online: 2014-08

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