Stabilizing co-continuous polymer blend morphologies with ABC block copolymers

G. H. Fredrickson, F. S. Bates

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Abstract

We suggest that ABC triblock copolymers provide a convenient and effective route to emulsifying blends of A and C homopolymers into co-continuous morphologies over a wide range of compositions. Direct transitions between disordered tricontinuous phases ("ABC microemulsions") and spatially-periodic tricontinuous phases (e.g. gyroid or double-diamond cubic phases) should be possible in appropriately formulated alloys. We envision a broad range of potential applications to thermoplastic and thermoset polymeric materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • 61.12.Ex Neutron scattering techniques (including small-angle scattering)
  • 64.60.Fr Equilibrium properties near critical points, critical exponents
  • 64.60.Kw Multicritical points

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