This paper uses the string method to investigate the mechanism of the formation of through film cylindrical morphologies in cylindrical confinements during block copolymer directed self-assembly. We find that the assembly process most critically depends on the interaction between the polymer and the confinement sidewall.
Recommended citation: Bezik, C. T., Garner, G. P., & de Pablo, J. J. (2018). Mechanisms of Directed Self-Assembly in Cylindrical Hole Confinements. Macromolecules, 51(7), 24182427. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02639