Self-assembly Kinetics of a Micelle in the Milli-second Range Directly Observed by Synchrotron Small Angle Scattering
R. Lund, J. Colmenero, L. Willner, M. Monkenbusch, D. Richter, P. Panine, T. Narayanan
University of the Basque Country, ES
micelle kinetics, time resolved small angle scattering, self-assembly
An in-situ study of the self-assembly process of block copolymer micelles is presented using time resolved small angle X-ray scattering capable of resolving the process in the milli-second range. Different models for nucleation and growth will be discussed and compared to the experimental data.
Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract