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SELF-ASSEMBLY OF MACROMOLECULES IN A LONG AND NARROW TUBE

ABSTRACT
Many nature materials have hierarchical structure, and its last cascade is always on a molecule scale, e. g., double-stranded DNA, making the hierarchy effective with minimal building blocks. Now artificial hierarchy can begin with a nanoscale level to embody the material with remarkable and fascinating properties which can be never achieved using non-hierarchical structure. A strong desire to fabricate some biomimicking hierarchies from a molecule level has been stimulating scientists. Herein we show that molecular structure can be easily controlled by a long and narrow tube, and self-assembly of macromolecules can be achieved to improve its crystallinity with plenty of excellent properties. We anticipate this paper to be a starting point for more sophisticated fabrication of fibers with self-assembly of macromolecules.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2018-03-05
PAPER REVISED: 2018-06-16
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2018-06-18
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2018-09-09
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI1804659T
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2018, VOLUME 22, ISSUE 4, PAGES [1659 - 1664]
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