标题：MesoDyn simulation study on the phase morphologies of Miktoarm PEO-b-PMMA copolymer doped by nanoparticles
作者：Mu, D.;Li, J.-Q.;Feng, S.-Y.
作者机构：[Mu, D] School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, Shandong, China, College of Chemistry Chemical Engineering an 更多
通讯作者地址：[Mu, D]Shandong Univ, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.
关键词：inducing effect;Miktoarm PEO-b-PMMA copolymer;nanoparticle;perforated lamallae phase morphologies
摘要：The compatibility of six groups of 12 miktoarm poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) (PEO-b-PMMA) copolymers is studied at 270, 298 and 400 K via mesoscopic modeling. The values of the order parameters depend on both the architectures of the block copolymers and the simulation temperature, while the tendency to change of the order parameters at low temperature, such as 270 and 298 K, is nearly the same. However, the values of order parameters of the copolymer in the same group are the same at high temperature, i.e. 400 K. Obviously, temperature has a more obvious effect on long and PEO-rich chains. A study of plain copolymers doped with nanoparticles shows that the microscopic phase is influenced by not only the properties of the nanoparticles, such as the size, number and density, but also the composition and architecture of copolymers. Increasing the size and the number of the nanoparticles used as a dopant plays the most significant role on determining the phase morphologies of the copolymers at lower and higher temperature, respectively. In paricular, the 23141 and 23241-type copolymers, which are both of PEO-rich composition, presents microscopic phase separation as perforated lamallae phase morphologies at 400 K, alternated with PEO and PMMA components.