Viscoelastic effects in early stage phase separation in polymeric systems

Onuki, Akira; Taniguchi, Takashi
April 1997
Journal of Chemical Physics;4/1/1997, Vol. 106 Issue 13, p5761
Academic Journal
Examines the effect of viscoelasticity on early stage spinodal decomposition in polymer solutions and blends when fluctuations of the stress and the composition are coupled in dynamics. Proposed systematic experiments; Formation of sponge-like network structures composed of thin polymer-rich regions in late stage spinodal decomposition of deeply quenched polymer solutions.


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