Neutron reflectivity studies of ionomer blends

B. J. Gabrys, A. A. Bhutto, D. G. Bucknall, R. Braiewa, D. Vesely, R. A. Weiss

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Preliminary results are presented of a neutron reflectivity study of the interfacial width between lithium- and zinc-sulphonated deuterated polystyrene with polycarbonate (PC). Both systems are partially miscible and exhibit an upper critical solution temperature behaviour. The interdiffusion in these systems was measured by annealing at a temperature above the glass-transition temperature of both polymers. The interfacial profiles obtained for these systems were described by symmetric Gaussian interfaces. No significant diffusion was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S336-S338
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Volume74
Issue numberSUPPL.I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Neutron reflectivity studies of ionomer blends'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this