Is compressibility important in the thermodynamics of polymer mixtures?

Sanat K. Kumar, Boris A. Veytsman, Janna Kay Maranas, Buckley Crist

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Abstract

The effect of compressibility on the static scattering from polymer mixtures is critically evaluated through a general thermodynamic analysis. We find that compressibility plays an important role for blends comprised of chains with disparate chemical structures, and that it is effectively irrelevant for blends with similar chemical structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2265-2268
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume79
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 1997

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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