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P. G. Khalatur, A. R. Khokhlov

Self-organization of amphiphilic polymers (in English)

Polimery 2014, No 1, 74


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2014.074

Summary

Even a cursory analysis of the chemical structure of the large majority of synthetic and natural polymers shows that their monomer units have a dualistic character, that is, they possess a pronounced amphiphilicity. In many cases, this feature has a significant impact on polymer self-assembly. In this mini-review, we discuss some examples illustrating nonconventional forms of self-organization which were recently predicted by computer simulation for simple models of amphiphilic polymers.


Key words: amphiphilic macromolecules, self-assembly polymers, microphase separation, composites, computer simulation

e-mail: khokhlov@polly.phys.msu.ru

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Self-organization of amphiphilic polymers