The final color plotted at each point is the mixture of three colors, in which the concentration of each color is proportional to
the local volume fraction of an individual block. The 3D morphology can only give the three faces (xy, yz, xz) of the ABC triblock copolymer thin film. For some morphologies, the 3D isosurface graphs are also given for a clear view. The red, green, and blue colors in isosurface graphs are assigned to blocks A, B, and C for a good correspondence, respectively. In these 3D isosurface graphs, some only give one or two components. Here, we do not show the morphologies of the polymer brushes in order to clearly see the morphologies of the block copolymer. There are at least 15 stable morphologies found: two-color parallel lamellar phase (LAM2 ll ), MLN2238 supplier two-color perpendicular lamellar phase (LAM2 ⊥), three-color parallel lamellar phase (LAM3 ll ), three-color perpendicular lamellar phase (LAM3 ⊥), parallel lamellar phase with hexagonally packed pores at surfaces (LAM3 ll -HFs), two-color parallel cylindrical phase (C2 ll ), core-shell hexagonally packed spherical phase (CSHS), core-shell parallel cylindrical phase (CSC3 ll ), perpendicular lamellar phase with cylinders at the interface (LAM⊥-CI), perpendicular hexagonally packed cylinders phase with rings at the interface (C2 ⊥-RI), parallel lamellar
phase with tetragonal pores (LAM3 ll -TF), GANT61 perpendicular hexagonally packed cylindrical phase (C2 ⊥), sphere-cylinder transition phase (S-C), hexagonal pores (HF), and irregular lamellar phase (LAMi). In these morphologies, there are some interesting structures,
such as LAM3 ll -HFs, LAM⊥-CI, LAM3 ll -TF, and HF. HF phase is also experimentally observed , which is very useful; for example, the perforated lamella can serve as a lithographic mask. There are two irregular phases, sphere-cylinder transition phase (S-C) and irregular lamellar phase (LAMi). Due to the composition and the surface interaction competition, it is difficult to form the regular and stable phase. In fact, the parallel lamellar phases have three different arrangement styles near the brush. Because the brushes are identical to the P-type ATPase middle block B, the block B should be near the brushes. But it is not always the case due to entropic effect. So, the blocks A, B, or C can be adjacent to the brushes. So in the following phase AZD5153 datasheet diagrams, we discern the three different arrangement styles of the parallel lamellar phases. When the block B is major in the block copolymer, the parallel lamellar phase with block B adjacent to brush layer is stable. When the block B is minor, the parallel lamellar phase with block A or B adjacent to brush layer is stable. (1) Identical interaction parameter χ AB N = χ BC N = χ AC N = 35. a. Influence of the composition Figure 1 Morphologies of the ABC block copolymer thin film with L z = 40 a .