Linear rheology of binary melts from a phenomenological tube model of entangled polymers

Amalie L. Frischknecht, Scott T. Milner

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Abstract

A simple phenomenological theory was developed to describe linear viscoelasticity in bidisperse linear melts. The single-chain relaxation spectrum was discussed using a local description of relaxation times along the chain, which includes contour-length fluctuations and reptative motion. The predictions for the modulus were shown to fit data of binary blends of polybutadiene better than of the widely used double reptation model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-684
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Rheology
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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