softmatter:Double Gyroid

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The double gyroid phase is a bicontinuous structure consisting of two interpenetrating networks separated by a matrix. The gyroid has been shown to be a stable phase for Surfactants [1], Block Copolymers (both diblock[2-7] and triblock[8]), and rodcoil block copolymers [9]. The double gyroid phase has also been found for nanosphere aggregating tethered nanospheres (MATDL Repository) and nanorod a

Tethered Nanospheres

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[1] Larson, R. G. J. Phys. II 1996, 6, 1441-1463.

[2] D. A. Hajduk, P. E. Harper, S. M. Gruner, C. C. Honeker, G. Kim, E. L. Thomas, and L. J. Fetters, “The gyroid - a new equilibrium morphology in weakly segregated diblock copolymers,” Macromolecules, vol. 27, no. 15, pp. 4063–4075, 1994.

[3] M. W. Matsen and F. S. Bates, “Origins of complex self-assembly in block copolymers,” Macromolecules, vol. 29, no. 23, pp. 7641–7644, 1996.

[4] M. W. Matsen and F. S. Bates, “Unifying weak- and strong-segregation block copolymer theories,” Macromolecules, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1091–1098, 1996.

[5] F. J. Martinez-Veracoechea and F. A. Escobedo, “Lattice monte carlo simulations of the gyroid phase in monodisperse and bidisperse block copolymer systems,” Macromolecules, vol. 38, no. 20, pp. 8522–8531, 2005.

[6] F. J. Martinez-Veracoechea and F. A. Escobedo, “Simulation of the gyroid phase in off-lattice models of pure diblock copolymer melts,” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 125, no. 10, 2006. 104907.

[7] E. Cochran, C. Garcia-Cervera, and G. Fredrickson, “Stability of the gyroid phase in diblock copolymers at strong segregation,” Macromolecules, vol. 39, pp. 2449–2451, April 2006.

[9] M. Lee and W. Cho, B.K. Zin, “Supramolecular structures from rod-coil block copolymers,” Chemical Reviews, vol. 101, pp. 3869–3892, December 2001.

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