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Effect of Shear Flow on Multi-Component Polymer Mixtures

Published

Author(s)

Charles C. Han, Yonghua Yao, C.L. Zhang, Erik K. Hobbie

Abstract

There is considerable interest in the phase behavior of multi-component polymer mixtures, the so-called polymer blends, due to their broad technological importance in the plastics industry. Traditionally, quiescent conditions have been adopted for characterizing the phase behavior of polymer blends, with the majority of past work emphasizing two different but related aspects. In contrast, the response of polymer blends and solutions to shear flow, a key factor in polymer processing, has only very recently been studied in a systematic manner. We present an experimental review of the shear-induced phase behavior of polymer blends and solutions. Special attention is given to the flow-structure relationship near a critical point of unmixing.
Citation
Plasma Processes and Polymers
Volume
47

Keywords

demixing, mixing, polymer blends, shear flow

Citation

Han, C. , Yao, Y. , Zhang, C. and Hobbie, E. (2006), Effect of Shear Flow on Multi-Component Polymer Mixtures, Plasma Processes and Polymers, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852599 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created January 1, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017