Internal Wetting in Three-Component Polymer Blends

Chuck Yeung, Rashmi C. Desai, Jaan Noolandi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecules
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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