Title: Rheology and morphology development in immiscible polymer blends
Authors: Van Puyvelde, Peter
Moldenaers, Paula
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: British Society of Rheology
Host Document: Rheology Reviews of the British Society of Rheology
Article number: invited review
Abstract: Here recent progress towards a fundamental understanding of the rheology-morphology relationship in immiscible polymer blends is discussed. The behaviour of such materials, containing Newtonian components and subjected to simple shear flows is relatively well understood now. Hence the focus of the work will be on studies that try to incorporate more complex but also more realistic features in these materials. Firstly, the structure development in compatibilized blends will be examined. Secondly, the morphology generation in blends with viscoelastic components will be discussed. Thirdly, since blends are typically processed in mixing equipment in which the flow field is a complex combination of shear and elongation, the microstructural evolution in complex flow fields certainly merits some attention. Finally, the behaviour of polymer blends in confined geometries will be addressed.
ISBN: 0-95474142-0
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Soft Matter, Rheology and Technology Section

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