Lamellae alignment by shear flow in a model of a diblock copolymer

François Drolet, Peilong Chen, Jorge Viñals

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Abstract

A mesoscopic model of a diblock copolymer is used to study the stability of a lamellar structure under a uniform shear flow. We first obtain the nonlinear lamellar solutions under both steady and oscillatory shear flows. Regions of existence of these solutions are determined as a function of the parameters of the model and of the flow. Finally, we address the stability of the lamellar solution against long-wavelength perturbations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8603-8610
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecules
Volume32
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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