Photoreactive Block copolymers: Controlling the Nanostructure of Materials with Light (2014–2017)
The performance of future generations of computer chips, hard drives, batteries and membranes will be reliant on the ability to intimately control the nanostructure of materials. Although significant advances have been made in recent years, there still remains enormous scope to address challenges in nanofabrication of devices. Using rational design we will develop materials whose nanostructure can be controlled with light. This will allow spatial control of nanostructure, as well as access to novel materials and nanostructures. Understanding the relationships between nanostructure and performance will help guide the design of next generation devices.