Fluctuation effects in bulk polymer phase behavior

F. S. Bates, J. H. Rosedale, P. Stepanek, T. P. Lodge, P. Wiltzius, R. Hjelm, G. H. Frederickson

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Abstract

Bulk polymer-polymer, and block copolymer, phase behaviors have traditionally been interpreted using mean-field theories. Recent small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) studies of critical phenomena in model binary polymer mixtures confirm that non-mean-field behavior is restricted to a narrow range of temperatures near the critical point, in close agreement with the Ginzburg criterion. In contrast, strong derivations from mean-field behavior are evident in SANS and rheological measurements on model block copolymers more than 50°C above the order-disorder transition, which can be attributed to sizeable composition fluctuations. Such fluctuation effects undermine the mean-field assumption, conventionally applied to bulk polymers, and result in qualitative changes in phase behavior, such as the elimination of a thermodynamic stability limit in these materials. The influence of fluctuation effects on block copolymer and binary mixture phase behavior is compared and contrasted in this presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
PublisherPubl by ACS
Pages128
Number of pages1
Volume31
Edition2
StatePublished - Aug 1990
EventPapers presented at the Washington, DC Meeting 1990 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Aug 26 1990Aug 31 1990

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OtherPapers presented at the Washington, DC Meeting 1990 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period8/26/908/31/90

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Phase behavior
Polymers
Block copolymers
Neutron scattering
Mean field theory
Order disorder transitions
Binary mixtures
Thermodynamic stability
Chemical analysis
Temperature

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Bates, F. S., Rosedale, J. H., Stepanek, P., Lodge, T. P., Wiltzius, P., Hjelm, R., & Frederickson, G. H. (1990). Fluctuation effects in bulk polymer phase behavior. In American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry (2 ed., Vol. 31, pp. 128). Publ by ACS.

Fluctuation effects in bulk polymer phase behavior. / Bates, F. S.; Rosedale, J. H.; Stepanek, P.; Lodge, T. P.; Wiltzius, P.; Hjelm, R.; Frederickson, G. H.

American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry. Vol. 31 2. ed. Publ by ACS, 1990. p. 128.

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Bates, FS, Rosedale, JH, Stepanek, P, Lodge, TP, Wiltzius, P, Hjelm, R & Frederickson, GH 1990, Fluctuation effects in bulk polymer phase behavior. in American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry. 2 edn, vol. 31, Publ by ACS, pp. 128, Papers presented at the Washington, DC Meeting 1990 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry, Washington, DC, USA, 8/26/90.
Bates FS, Rosedale JH, Stepanek P, Lodge TP, Wiltzius P, Hjelm R et al. Fluctuation effects in bulk polymer phase behavior. In American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry. 2 ed. Vol. 31. Publ by ACS. 1990. p. 128
Bates, F. S. ; Rosedale, J. H. ; Stepanek, P. ; Lodge, T. P. ; Wiltzius, P. ; Hjelm, R. ; Frederickson, G. H. / Fluctuation effects in bulk polymer phase behavior. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry. Vol. 31 2. ed. Publ by ACS, 1990. pp. 128
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