1 Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark
Thin diblock copolymer film have been investigated by x-ray and neutron reflectivity as well as small angle x-ray and neutron scattering. Two model systems have been investigated. PS-PDMS (25 kg/mol-25 kg/mol), which has a glass transition temperature ofca. 100 deg.C for the PS-block. This means that the structure can be frozen below that temperature, thus the development of the lamella structure may be follow by reflectivity. It was, however, not possible to reach the expected equilibrium structure. Hence the second model system, deuterateted PEP-PDMS (4.4 kg/mol-4.4 kg/mol) was chosen for its low glass transition temperature -56 deg.C. This means that the system spontaneously should form lammela ordered structures at room temperature. This orderingwas studied by neutron reflectivity and small angle neutron scattering in the temperature range from -140 deg.C(below PDMS’ glass transition temperature, -127 deg.C) and up to 250 deg.C (above the order-disorder temperature, 165 deg.C). Results werefound to be in perfect agreement with theory. Surface morphology as function of temperature was also measured, and holes in the surface resembled the periodicity measured by reflectivity.
Nye funktionelle materialer; Risø-R-1087; Risø-R-1087(EN)