We determine the interfacial properties of a three-component polymer blend in three-phase coexistence. We discuss how the presence of the third component affects the behavior of the interface between two phases and demonstrate the existence of a wetting transition in which one of the minority phases wets the other. Our results indicate that both first-and second-order wetting transitions can occur and that the range of parameters in which the wetting transition is second order may be experimentally accessible.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry