Control of ZnO crystallization by a PEO-b-PMAA diblock copolymer

Oner M. , Norwig J., Meyer W., Wegner G.

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, vol.10, no.2, pp.460-464, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/cm970450z
  • Title of Journal : CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.460-464


Amphipolar diblock copolymers used as admixtures provide a unique effect on crystallization processes from solution. In an example given here, nucleation of ZnO crystals and growth of specific crystal faces is controlled by minute amounts of PEO-b-PMAA copolymers. A narrow crystal size distribution and retardation of growth parallel to [001] are observed in dependence on the concentration of the block copolymer, which is added in the ppm range.