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This paper reports the experimental determination of the growth exponents and activation enthalpies for the ordering process of standing cylinder-forming all-organic polystyrene-block-poly (methyl methacrylate) block copolymer (BCP) thin films as a function of the BCP degree of polymerization (N). The maximum growth exponent of 1/3 is observed for the BCP with the lowest N at the border of the order-disorder transition. Both the growth exponents and the activation enthalpies exponentially decrease with the BCP segregation strength (χN) following the same path of the diffusivity.

Gabriele Seguini, Fabio Zanenga, Michele Laus, and Michele Perego

Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 055605 
Published 24 May 2018