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      Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Applications

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          Research on block copolymers (BCPs) has played a critical role in the development of polymer chemistry, with numerous pivotal contributions that have advanced our ability to prepare, characterize, theoretically model, and technologically exploit this class of materials in a myriad of ways in the fields of chemistry, physics, material sciences, and biological and medical sciences. The breathtaking progress has been driven by the advancement in experimental techniques enabling the synthesis and characterization of a wide range of block copolymers with tailored composition, architectures, and properties. In this review, we briefly discussed the recent progress in BCP synthesis, followed by a discussion of the fundamentals of self-assembly of BCPs along with their applications.

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                Journal
                Polymers (Basel)
                Polymers (Basel)
                polymers
                Polymers
                MDPI
                2073-4360
                09 October 2017
                October 2017
                : 9
                : 10
                Affiliations
                [1 ]Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA; hfeng9@ 123456utk.edu (H.F.); xlu8@ 123456utk.edu (X.L.); nkang1@ 123456utk.edu (N.-G.K.)
                [2 ]Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA; wwang41@ 123456utk.edu
                [3 ]Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA
                Author notes
                [* ]Correspondence: jimmymays@ 123456utk.edu ; Tel.: +1-865-974-0747
                Article
                polymers-09-00494
                10.3390/polym9100494
                6418972
                9ff06b91-dfe9-41e3-b68a-3bc6bf17f3d8
                © 2017 by the authors.

                Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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                block copolymers,synthesis,self-assembly,applications
                block copolymers, synthesis, self-assembly, applications

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