Self Assembly of Polymer Blends at Phase Transition-Morphology Control by Pinning of Domain Growth

  • T. Hashimoto


Spinodal decomposition of polymer blends with critical and off-critical compositions were studied with a particular emphasis on their morphology control. This control utilizes processes which lead to pinning down of the domain growth in the mixtures. The pinning processes discussed are spontaneous pinning, physical pinning due to crystallization or vitrification, and chemical pinning. The spontaneous pinning is applicable only to the off-critical blends but the latter two pinnings are applicable to both off-critical and critical mixtures.


Polymer Blend Spinodal Decomposition Domain Growth Phase Separation Temperature Vertical Break Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Hashimoto
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  1. 1.Department of Polymer Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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