Studying polymer interfaces using neutron reflection

D. G. Bucknall*, S. A. Butler, J. S. Higgins

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Neutron reflection has been used to study the interfaces between the melt phases of crystallisable polymers as well as real time interdiffusion of polymers and oligomers. Both systems are experimentally demanding and have required the use of specialised cells and data collection procedures. The interfacial widths for a number of polymer systems have been determined and the Flory Huggins interaction parameters obtained. In addition, the interdiffusion process has been followed for a polystyrene-polystyrene system above its Tg and also for a polystyrene-oligostyrene in-situ in real time using very rapid reflectivity scans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScattering from Polymers
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780841217379
ISBN (Print)9780841236448
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 1999

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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