Interface width of low-molecular-weight immiscible polymers

M. Sferrazza, C. Xiao, D. G. Bucknall, R. A L Jones

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Abstract

The interfacial width between immiscible low-molecular-weight polymer pairs was investigated using neutron reflection. Deuterated polystyrene (d-PS) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) polymers of very low molecular weight (Mw) were used. The interfacial width is seen to increase for the low-molecular-weight cases with respect to the 'infinite'-Mw cases. The time dependence of the formation of the interface was also investigated. The results are compared with the predictions of the self-consistent-field theory with a correction based on capillary-wave fluctuations at the interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10269-10277
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volume13
Issue number46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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