Organisation and shape of micellar solutions of block-copolymers

J.P. Gaspard, S. Creutz, P. Bouchat, R. Jerome, M.A. Cohen Stuart

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    Diblock copolymers of polymethacrylic acid sodium salt, forming the hair, and styrene derivatives have been studied in aqueous solutions by SANS and SAXS. The influence of both the chemical nature and the length of the hydrophobic bloxk on the size and shape of micelles have been investigated. The micellar core size is in agreement with the theoretical evaluation for copolymers with a short hydrophobic sequence. In contrast, in case of larger hydrophobic blocks, the measured size is incompatible with a star-like model. Various hypotheses are presented for the latter.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)234-236
    JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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