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Characterization of Polymer Blends: Miscibility, Morphology and Interfaces

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Characterization of Polymer Blends: Miscibility, Morphology and Interfaces

Sabu Thomas (Editor), Yves Grohens (Editor), P. Jyotishkumar (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-64561-9 October 2014 994 Pages

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Filling the gap for a reference dedicated to the characterization of polymer blends and their micro and nano morphologies, this book provides comprehensive, systematic coverage in a one-stop, two-volume resource for all those working in the field.

Leading researchers from industry and academia, as well as from government and private research institutions around the world summarize recent technical advances in chapters devoted to their individual contributions. In so doing, they examine a wide range of modern characterization techniques, from microscopy and spectroscopy to diffraction, thermal analysis, rheology, mechanical measurements and chromatography. These methods are compared with each other to assist in determining the best solution for both fundamental and applied problems, paying attention to the characterization of nanoscale miscibility and interfaces, both in blends involving copolymers and in immiscible blends. The thermodynamics, miscibility, phase separation, morphology and interfaces in polymer blends are also discussed in light of new insights involving the nanoscopic scale. Finally, the authors detail the processing-morphology-property relationships of polymer blends, as well as the influence of processing on the generation of micro and nano morphologies, and the dependence of these morphologies on the properties of blends. Hot topics such as compatibilization through nanoparticles, miscibility of new biopolymers and nanoscale investigations of interfaces in blends are also addressed.

With its application-oriented approach, handpicked selection of topics and expert contributors, this is an outstanding survey for anyone involved in the field of polymer blends for advanced technologies.

List of Contributors XXI

Volume 1

1 Polymer Blends: State of the Art, New Challenges, and Opportunities 1
Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Sabu Thomas, and Yves Grohens

2 Miscible Blends Based on Biodegradable Polymers 7
Emilio Meaurio, Natalia Hernandez-Montero, Ester Zuza, and Jose-Ramon Sarasua

3 Thermodynamics and Morphology and Compatibilization of Polymer Blends 93
Zdenek Stary

4 Characterization of Polymer Blends: Rheological Studies 133
Yingfeng Yu

5 Characterization of Phase Behavior in Polymer Blends by Light Scattering 159
Petr Svoboda

6 Characterization of Polymer Blends by X-Ray Scattering: SAXS and WAXS 209
Jitendra Sharma

7 Characterization of Polymer Blends and Block Copolymers by Neutron Scattering: Miscibility and Nanoscale Morphology 237
Kell Mortensen

8 Ultrasound in Polymer Blends 269
Sangmook Lee and Jae Wook Lee

9 Characterization of Polymer Blends: Ellipsometry 299
Eva Kiss

10 Inverse Gas Chromatography 327
Kasylda Milczewska and Adam Voelkel

11 Thermal Analysis in Polymer Blends 347
Ramesh T. Subramaniam and R. Shanti Rajantharan

12 Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis of Polymer Blends 365
Jose-David Badia, Laura Santonja-Blasco, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe, and Amparo Ribes-Greus

13 Thermomechanical Analysis and Processing of Polymer Blends 393
Suchart Siengchin

14 Water Sorption and Solvent Sorption Behavior 417
Fatemeh Sabzi

15 Modeling and Simulation 457
Yingrui Shang and David Kazmer

Volume 2

16 Optical Microscopy (Polarized, Interference, and Phase-Contrast Microscopy) and Confocal Microscopy 523
Muruganathan Ramanathan and Seth B. Darling

17 Electron Microscopic Analysis of Multicomponent Polymers and Blends 551
Rameshwar Adhikari

18 Characterization of Polymer Blends Using SIMS and NanoSIMS 579
Vanna Torrisi

19 Fluorescence Microscopy Techniques for the Structural Analysis of Polymer Materials 609
Hiroyuki Aoki

20 Characterization of Polymer Blends with FTIR Spectroscopy 625
Ufana Riaz and Syed Marghoob Ashraf

21 Characterization of Polymer Blends with Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy 679
Mohammad Mahdi Abolhasani and Vahid Karimkhani

22 Characterization of Polymer Blends by Infrared, Near-Infrared, and Raman Imaging 705
Harumi Sato, Miriam Unger, Dieter Fischer, Yukihiro Ozaki, and Heinz W. Siesler

23 Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Forward Recoil Spectrometry 731
Krzysztof Krucza³a and Ewa Szajdzinska-Pietek

24 Characterization of Polymer Blends Using UV-Visible Spectroscopy 789
Mamdouh H. Abou-Taleb

25 Fluorescence Spectroscopy 821
Gabriel Bernardo and Jorge Morgado

26 Characterization of Polymer Blends by Dielectric Spectroscopy and Thermally Simulated Depolarization Current 849
Samy A. Madbouly and Michael R. Kessler

27 Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy: Polymer Blends and Miscibility 877
Chikkakuntappa Ranganathaiah

Index 921