Thermal Portrayal of Phase Separation in Polymers Producing Nanophase Separated Materials

  • Ivan KrakovskýEmail author
  • Yuko Ikeda
Part of the Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry book series (HTTC, volume 8)


Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and other methods of thermal analysis provide a lot of information about phase behaviour and physical properties of heterogeneous systems. This information is usually supplied by information provided by other methods, e.g., optical microscopy, X-ray and neutron diffraction, etc. Advantage of methods of thermal analysis consists in small amount of material necessary for the measurement, simple sample preparation and short measuring time.


Differential Scanning Calorimetry Cloud Point Phase Behaviour Lower Critical Solution Temperature Copolymer Chain 
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Financial support from the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic (project MSM 0021620835) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Macromolecular PhysicsCharles UniversityPrague 8Czech Republic
  2. 2.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyKyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan

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