What is Block Copolymer?
A block copolymer is a polymer consisting of two or more types of repeating units arranged in a specific sequence of blocks. These polymers are composed of distinct segments or blocks, each with its own set of properties. Block copolymers are created through polymerization techniques, allowing the combination of different monomers or repeating units to form a single macromolecule. The arrangement of blocks within the copolymer chain influences the material's behavior, including mechanical properties, solubility, or compatibility with other substances. Block copolymers have various applications, including in the development of specialized fibers, films, coatings, or drug delivery systems, where the precise arrangement of different segments enables the material to exhibit unique properties or functionalities.