Deformation and rheology of co-continuous blends

Gibson L. Batch, Patrick C. Lee, Carlos Lopez-Barron, Christopher W. MacOsko

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Model immiscible blends were tested for morphology and rheological properties. With planar compression comes a loss of co-continuity. Transient viscosity overshoot is larger with the blend than with either component. Storage modulus is affected by the blend morphology at low shear rates. Shear viscosity at high shear rates is 30 percent lower than either component. Normal stress and viscosity are both larger than the mean between the phases, and die swell with the blend is larger than with either component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe XVth International Congress on Rheology - The Society of Rheology 80th Annual Meeting
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2008
Event15th International Congress on Rheology - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2008Aug 8 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other15th International Congress on Rheology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA


  • Confocal microscopy
  • Elongational viscosity
  • Morphology
  • Normal stress
  • Transient viscosity


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