Asymmetric block copolymer membranes with ultrahigh porosity and hierarchical pore structure by plain solvent evaporation
H Yu, X Qiu, AR Behzad, V Musteata, D-M Smilgies, Suzana Pereira Nunes, K-V Peinemann
Chem. Comm., 52, 12064-12067 (2016)
Membranes with a hierarchical porous structure could be manufactured from a block copolymer blend by pure solvent evaporation. Uniform pores in a 30 nm thin skin layer supported by a macroporous structure were formed. This new process is attractive for membrane production because of its simplicity and the lack of liquid waste.