Liquid-Liquid phase separation in concentrated polymer solutions studied by electron microscopy

P.T. van Emmerik, C.A. Smolders, W. Geymayer

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Abstract

Depending upon quenching temperature and composition, liquid-liquid phase separation in polymer solutions will occur either by nucleation and growth or by the spinodal decomposition. Both mechanisms occur in the system poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide)-toluene and can be made visible by electronmicroscopy using the freeze-etching method as sample preparation technique.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)311-314
JournalEuropean polymer journal
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1973

Keywords

  • IR-68180

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