Melting point elevation in compatible polymer blends

James Patrick Runt, P. B. Rim, S. E. Howe

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An expression is presented which relates the experimentally observed melting point depression in crystallizable, compatible polymer blends to changes in lamellar thickness and thermodynamic considerations. Considering a given crystallization temperature, this relationship suggests that one should observe a depressed blend melting point, despite an increase in lamellar thickness over the pure crystallizable material. Possible explanations for the melting point elevation observed in some compatible blends are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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