The reactive formation of diblock copolymer at a polymer/polymer interface and its effect on interfacial structure

J. S. Schulze, T. P. Lodge, C. W. Macosko

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Abstract

The reaction of perdeuterated amino-terminal polystyrene (dPS-NH2) with anhydride-terminal poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA-anh) at a PS/PMMA interface has been observed with forward recoil spectrometry (FRES). Bilayer samples were constructed by placing thin films of PS containing ∼8.5 wt% dPS-NH2 on a PMMA-anh layer. Significant reaction was observed only after annealing the samples at 174°C for several hours, a time scale at least two orders of magnitude greater than the time required for the dPS-NH2 chains to diffuse through the bulk PS layer. The topography of the interfacial region as copolymer formed was measured using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Roughening of the PS/PMMA interface was observed to varying degrees in all annealed samples. Furthermore, the extent of this roughening was found to depend on the PS matrix molecular weight. Reaction in the samples with a high molecular weight PS matrix resulted in a root mean square roughness approximately equal to the radius of gyration Rg of the copolymer. However, approximately twice as much roughening was observed in the low molecular weight PS matrix. This study reveals how the molecular weight of one of the phases can affect the rate of reaction at a polymer/polymer interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
EditorsS.H. Anastasiadis, A. Karim, G.S. Ferguson
Volume629
StatePublished - 2000
EventInterfaces, Adhesion and Processing in Polymer Systems - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 24 2000Apr 27 2000

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OtherInterfaces, Adhesion and Processing in Polymer Systems
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/24/004/27/00

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Polymethyl Methacrylate
Block copolymers
Polymers
Molecular weight
Copolymers
Polymethyl methacrylates
Topography
Anhydrides
Spectrometry
Polystyrenes
Atomic force microscopy
Surface roughness
Annealing
Thin films

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Schulze, J. S., Lodge, T. P., & Macosko, C. W. (2000). The reactive formation of diblock copolymer at a polymer/polymer interface and its effect on interfacial structure. In S. H. Anastasiadis, A. Karim, & G. S. Ferguson (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 629)

The reactive formation of diblock copolymer at a polymer/polymer interface and its effect on interfacial structure. / Schulze, J. S.; Lodge, T. P.; Macosko, C. W.

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. ed. / S.H. Anastasiadis; A. Karim; G.S. Ferguson. Vol. 629 2000.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Schulze, JS, Lodge, TP & Macosko, CW 2000, The reactive formation of diblock copolymer at a polymer/polymer interface and its effect on interfacial structure. in SH Anastasiadis, A Karim & GS Ferguson (eds), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. vol. 629, Interfaces, Adhesion and Processing in Polymer Systems, San Francisco, CA, United States, 4/24/00.
Schulze JS, Lodge TP, Macosko CW. The reactive formation of diblock copolymer at a polymer/polymer interface and its effect on interfacial structure. In Anastasiadis SH, Karim A, Ferguson GS, editors, Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. Vol. 629. 2000
Schulze, J. S. ; Lodge, T. P. ; Macosko, C. W. / The reactive formation of diblock copolymer at a polymer/polymer interface and its effect on interfacial structure. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. editor / S.H. Anastasiadis ; A. Karim ; G.S. Ferguson. Vol. 629 2000.
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