We examine the existence and stability of frozen waves in diblock copolymers with local conservation of the order parameter, which are described by the modified Cahn-Hilliard model. It is shown that a range of stable waves exists and each can emerge from a "general" initial condition (not only the one with the lowest density of free energy). We discuss the implications of these results for the use of block copolymers in templating nanostructures.
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Mar 2013|