By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Interface Science are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Knoxville, Tennessee, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "We demonstrate the well-defined control of phase transition of a polystyrene-b-poly(2-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P2VP) block copolymer from spherical micelles to lamellar structures, in which CdS and C-60 nanoparticles (NPs) are selectively positioned at the P2VP domains. The CdS NPs are in situ synthesized using PS-b-P2VP block copolymer templates that are self-assembled in PS-selective solvents."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Tennessee, "The CdS-PS-b-P2VP micellar structures are transformed to lamellar phase by adjusting a solvent selectivity for both blocks. In addition, a binary system of CdS/C-60 embedded in PS-b-P2VP lamellar structures (CdS/C-60-PS-b-P2VP) is fabricated by embedding C-60 molecules into P2VP domain though charge-transfer complexation between pyridine units of PS-b-P2VP and C-60 molecules."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The CdS/C-60-PS-b-P2VP nanostructured films are characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and UV-Vis spectrometer."
For more information on this research see: CdS/C-60 binary nanocomposite films prepared via phase transition of PS-b-P2VP block copolymer. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2014;417():166-170. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science can be contacted at: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/622861)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J.P. Lee, University of Tennessee, Dept. of Chem, Knoxville, TN 37996, United States. Additional authors for this research include H.D. Koh, W.J. Shin, N.G. Kang, S. Park and J.S. Lee.
Keywords for this news article include: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, Interface Science, North and Central America
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