Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Polymers Department of Molecular and Macromolecular Chemistry Graduate School of Engieering Nagoya University Japanese


Soft materials with repulsive interactions among the chemical components within a single molecule, such as a block copolymer or a surfactant, represent self-assembled nanophase-separated structures (or microphase-separated structures) at the nanometer length scale. Such structures have many applications for each order of the length scale and are therefore expected to be important materials for nanotechnology. In our research group, we study the control of various morphologies of block copolymers, graft copolymers, and supramolecular multi-component polymers at the molecular level in order to pave the way for development of future engineering materials.