Submicron particles with thin polymer shells

  • W. D. Hergeth
  • U. J. Steinau
  • H. J. Bittrich
  • K. Schmutzler
  • S. Wartewig
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 85)


The general conditions for the formation of thin polymeric shells on nm-sized particles in aqueous emulsion polymerization systems are discussed. The core-shell structure of the particles was verified by small-angle scattering (x-ray, neutrons) and electron microscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry, nuclear magnetic resonance, and vibrational spectroscopy were applied to determine thickness and chemical composition of the interfacial layer between core and shell polymer.

Key words

Polymer polymer composites emulsion polymerization core-shell structure interfacial layer 


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Hergeth
    • 1
  • U. J. Steinau
    • 1
  • H. J. Bittrich
    • 1
  • K. Schmutzler
    • 1
  • S. Wartewig
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics“Carl Schorlemmer” Technical University of Leuna-MerseburgMerseburgFRG

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