Interfacial Aspects of Multicomponent Polymer Materials

  • David J. Lohse
  • Thomas P. Russell
  • L. H. Sperling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Galen T. Pickett, David Jasnow, Anna C. Balazs
    Pages 33-40
  3. Hiroshi Jinnai, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Tsuyoshi Koga, Takeji Hashimoto
    Pages 53-61
  4. Atsushi Takahara, Xiqun Jiang, Noriaki Satomi, Keiji Tanaka, Tisato Kajiyama
    Pages 63-72
  5. Nicholas Zumbulyadis, Christine J. T. Landry
    Pages 73-80
  6. Jacob Klein, Frank Scheffold, Ullrich Steiner, Erika Eiser, Andrzej Budkowski, Lewis Fetters
    Pages 81-94
  7. A. Hiltner, T. Ebeling, A. Shah, C. Mueller, E. Baer
    Pages 95-106
  8. Dale L. Huber, K. E. Gonsalves, Greg Carlson, Thomas A. P. Seery
    Pages 107-122
  9. Kookheon Char, Yeonsoo Lee, Byeong In Ahn
    Pages 123-132
  10. Michel F. Champagne, Michel M. Dumoulin
    Pages 145-158
  11. İskender Yilgör, Emel Yilgör, Joachim Venzmer, Roland Spiegler
    Pages 195-209
  12. S. T. Milner, G. H. Fredrickson
    Pages 211-217
  13. Erik M. Indra, Mary Pat McCurdie, Xinzhi Sun, Laurence A. Belfiore
    Pages 241-264
  14. Haibin Huang, L. H. Garcia Rubio
    Pages 265-278
  15. Karlis Adamsons, Kathryn Lloyd, Katherine Stika, Dennis Swartzfager, Dennis Walls, Barbara Wood
    Pages 279-300
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 301-303

About this book


In August, 1996, the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering hosted a symposium on Interfacial Aspects of Multicomponent Polymer Materials at the Orlando, Florida, American Chemical Society meeting. Over 50 papers and posters were presented. The symposium proper was preceded by a one-day workshop, where the. basics of this relatively new field were developed. This edited book is a direct outcome of the symposium and workshop. Every object in the universe has surfaces and interfaces. A surface is defined as that part of a material in contact with either a gas or a vacuum. An interface is defined as that part of a material in contact with a condensed phase, be it liquid or solid. Surfaces of any substance are different from their interior. The appearance of surface or interfacial tension is one simple manifestation. Polymer blends and composites usually contain very finely divided phases, which are literally full of interfaces. Because interfaces are frequently weak mechanically, they pose special problems in the manufacture of strong, tough plastics, adhesives, elastomers, coatings, and fibers. This book provides a series of papers addressing this issue. Some papers delineate the nature of the interface both chemically and physically. The use of newer instrumental methods and new theories are described. Concepts of interdiffusion and entanglement are developed. Other papers describe state-of-the-art approaches to improving the interface, via graft and block copolymers, direct covalent bonding, hydrogen bonding, and more.


Copolymer Homopolymer Polycarbonat Polypropylen Styrol-Acrylnitril-Copolymerisat Terpolymer microscopy modeling morphology nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Lohse
    • 1
  • Thomas P. Russell
    • 2
  • L. H. Sperling
    • 3
  1. 1.Exxon Research and Engineering Co.AnnandaleUSA
  2. 2.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Lehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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