The role of local environment on mobility of chain molecules is illustrated by considering the case of a miscible mixture of two polymers. The historical background, observed dynamic responses to mixing, and theoretical explanations for these responses are outlined. Two miscible blend systems: poly(isoprene) [PI]/poly(vinyl ethylene) [PVE] and poly(ethylene oxide) [PEO]/poly(methyl methacrylate) [PMMA] are reviewed in detail, with available data consolidated in a set of figures. Unusual features of the PEO/PMMA blend are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry