Visualization of morphology development in polymer blends

Uttandaraman Sundararaj, Yoav Dori, C. W. Macosko

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The article presents a study on the morphology development in polymer blends. For the elimination of morphology change during quenching time, the break-up of a single pellet of one polymer inside a matrix of another polymer was visualized using a transparent parallel plate mixer. The quenching time must be minimized to study the effect of mixing on morphology. Results showed that during blending, pellets break-up into cylinders through three breakup mechanisms. The breakup are dependent on shear stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by Soc of Plastics Engineers
Number of pages2
Editionpt 2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 52nd Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 94. Part 1 (of 3) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 1 1994May 5 1994


OtherProceedings of the 52nd Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 94. Part 1 (of 3)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


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