Application of SAS to Bulk Amorphous Polymers, Block Copolymers and Polymer Blends


This article discusses the application of small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to the study of bulk amorphous polymers, block copolymers and polymer blends. The subject matter discussed include density fluctuation in single component amorphous polymers, concentration fluctuation in compatible polymer blends and its interpretation in terms of the random phase approximation theory, analysis of the scattering from incompatible polymer blends as developed by Porod, determination of the phase boundary thickness, order-disorder transition in block copolymer, interpretation of the scattering from disordered block copolymer systems by means of the random phase approximation theory, characterization of ordered block copolymer structure, and the study of block copolymer micelles.

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Roe, R.J. Application of SAS to Bulk Amorphous Polymers, Block Copolymers and Polymer Blends. MRS Online Proceedings Library 79, 59–69 (1986).

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