Investigating the Motion of Diblock Copolymer Assemblies in Ionic Liquids by In Situ Electron Microscopy

Mansfeld, Ulrich; Höppener, Stephanie; Schubert, Ulrich S.
Abstract:
The movement of individual block copolymer micelles in free-standing films of ionic liquids is investigated by transmission electron microscopy with the aim of providing an easily accessible high-resolution imaging tool for the in situ observation of particle movement in a liquid environment. A proof of concept and first studies on the behavior of individual particles in the fluid are demonstrated.
Year:
2013
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
ionic liquids; transmission electron microscopy; block copolymers; supramolecular assembly
Journal:
Advanced Materials
Volume:
25
Pages:
761 - 765