The compatibilizing effect of diblock copolymer on the morphology of immiscible polymer blends

D. G. Bucknall, J. S. Higgins, S. Rostami

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Abstract

The morphology of immiscible blends of polystyrene and poly(methyl methacrylate) compatibilized by the addition of poly(styrene-block-methyl methacrylate) symmetric diblock copolymers was studied using small angle neutron scattering. From increases in phase dimensions, the reduction in interfacial tension has been calculated. Diblock micelle formation has also been observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4419-4422
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer
Volume33
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • compatibilization
  • diblock copolymer
  • interfacial tension
  • micelles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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