Kristof Toth

Kristof Toth
National Institute of Standards and Technology | NIST · Material Measurement Laboratory (MML)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am a NIST NRC Postdoc in the Polymer Processing Group. Currently, I am working with Dean DeLongchamp on resonant soft X-ray scattering, which are powerful synchrotron-based tools that measures the composition and molecular orientation of organic systems. Previously, I had designed and commissioned a new user tool for making compositionally gradient soft matter thin films at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Lab while a member of the Osuji Lab at UPenn.

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Multicomponent blending is a convenient yet powerful approach to rationally control the material structure, morphology, and functional properties in solution-deposited films of block copolymers and other self-assembling nanomaterials. However, progress in understanding the structural and morphological dependencies on blend composition is hampered b...
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Electrospray deposition (ESD) enables the growth of solution deposited thin films in a precise and continuous manner by the delivery of submicron droplets of dilute solutions to a heated substrate. By combining ESD with programmable motor control and gradient solution pumping in a first-of-its-kind user tool at the Center for Functional Nanomateria...
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Creating well-defined single-crystal textures in materials requires the biaxial alignment of all grains into desired orientations, which is challenging to achieve in soft materials. Here we report the formation of single crystals with rigorously controlled texture over macroscopic areas (>1 cm²) in a soft mesophase of a columnar discotic liquid cry...
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We report a generic phenomenon in the ordering of block copolymer thin films, wherein the morphology spontaneously antialigns with respect to film discontinuities during thermal annealing. The aligned near-edge region propagates further from the edge with increased annealing time and temperature, while also being responsive to heating rate and appl...
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We present a facile method for the synthesis of nanorod arrays over large areas with fine control over the average rod-rod spacing. Block copolymer micelles are used to template solvothermal synthesis of ZnO nanorods by preferentially enabling reactant diffusion through the micelle cores to an underlying seed layer. The distance between nanorod cen...
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The delivery of sub-micron droplets of dilute polymer solutions to a heated substrate by electrospray atomization enabled precisely controlled and continuous deposition, or growth, of block copolymer thin films. It also provided, in principle, the ability to fabricate heterolattice materials using sequential depositions. This possibility was explor...
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We report the use of electrospray to continuously deposit thin films, including patterned films, of a block copolymer (BCP). High substrate temperatures led to vertically oriented cylindrical microdomains at the film surface independent of the solvent composition and deposition rates utilized. Conversely, low substrate temperatures resulted in morp...

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