By P. Alexandridis, B. Lindman
It's the trust of the editors of this e-book that the popularity of block copolymers as being amphiphilic molecules and sharing universal positive factors with different well-studied amphiphiles will end up helpful to either the surfactant and the polymer groups. An objective of this e-book is to bridge the 2 groups and cross-fertilise different fields. To this finish, prime researchers within the box of amphiphilic block copolymer self-assembly, a few having a history in surfactant chemistry, and others with polymer physics roots, have agreed to affix forces and give a contribution to this book.The booklet comprises 4 entities. the 1st half discusses theoretical issues in the back of the block copolymer self-assembly in answer and within the soften. the second one half presents case experiences of self-assembly in numerous sessions of block copolymers (e.g., polyethers, polyelectrolytes) and in several environments (e.g., in water, in non-aqueous solvents, or within the absence of solvents). The 3rd half offers experimental instruments, starting from static (e.g., small attitude neutron scattering) to dynamic (e.g., rheology), which may end up worthy within the characterization of block copolymer self-assemblies. The fourth half bargains a sampling of present purposes of block copolymers in, e.g., formulations, pharmaceutics, and separations, functions that are in keeping with the original self-assembly homes of block copolymers.
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