Characterization of Polymer Blends. Miscibility, Morphology and Interfaces

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  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Filling the gap for a reference dedicated to the characterization of polymer blends and

their micro and nano morphologies, this book provides comprehensive, systematic

coverage in a one–stop, two–volume resource for all those working in the field.

Leading researchers from industry and academia, as well as from government

and private research institutions around the world summarize recent technical

advances in chapters devoted to their individual contributions. In so doing, they

examine a wide range of modern characterization techniques, from microscopy and

spectroscopy to diffraction, thermal analysis, rheology, mechanical measurements

and chromatography. These methods are compared with each other to assist in

determining the best solution for both fundamental and applied problems, paying

attention to the characterization of nanoscale miscibility and interfaces, both in

blends involving copolymers and in immiscible blends. The thermodynamics,

miscibility, phase separation, morphology and interfaces in polymer blends are also

discussed in light of new insights involving the nanoscopic scale. Finally, the authors

detail the processing–morphology–property relationships of polymer blends, as well

as the influence of processing on the generation of micro and nano morphologies,

and the dependence of these morphologies on the properties of blends. Hot topics

such as compatibilization through nanoparticles, miscibility of new biopolymers and

nanoscale investigations of interfaces in blends are also addressed.

With its application–oriented approach, handpicked selection of topics and expert

contributors, this is an outstanding survey for anyone involved in the field of polymer

blends for advanced technologies.
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List of Contributors XXI

Volume 1

1 Polymer Blends: State of the Art, New Challenges, and Opportunities 1Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Sabu Thomas, and Yves Grohens

2 Miscible Blends Based on Biodegradable Polymers 7Emilio Meaurio, Natalia Hernandez–Montero, Ester Zuza, and Jose–Ramon Sarasua

3 Thermodynamics and Morphology and Compatibilization of Polymer Blends 93Zdenek Stary

4 Characterization of Polymer Blends: Rheological Studies 133Yingfeng Yu

5 Characterization of Phase Behavior in Polymer Blends by Light Scattering 159Petr Svoboda

6 Characterization of Polymer Blends by X–Ray Scattering: SAXS and WAXS 209Jitendra Sharma

7 Characterization of Polymer Blends and Block Copolymers by Neutron Scattering: Miscibility and Nanoscale Morphology 237Kell Mortensen

8 Ultrasound in Polymer Blends 269Sangmook Lee and Jae Wook Lee

9 Characterization of Polymer Blends: Ellipsometry 299Eva Kiss

10 Inverse Gas Chromatography 327Kasylda Milczewska and Adam Voelkel

11 Thermal Analysis in Polymer Blends 347Ramesh T. Subramaniam and R. Shanti Rajantharan

12 Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis of Polymer Blends 365Jose–David Badia, Laura Santonja–Blasco, Alfonso Martinez–Felipe, and Amparo Ribes–Greus

13 Thermomechanical Analysis and Processing of Polymer Blends 393Suchart Siengchin

14 Water Sorption and Solvent Sorption Behavior 417Fatemeh Sabzi

15 Modeling and Simulation 457Yingrui Shang and David Kazmer

Volume 2

16 Optical Microscopy (Polarized, Interference, and Phase–Contrast Microscopy) and Confocal Microscopy 523Muruganathan Ramanathan and Seth B. Darling

17 Electron Microscopic Analysis of Multicomponent Polymers and Blends 551Rameshwar Adhikari

18 Characterization of Polymer Blends Using SIMS and NanoSIMS 579Vanna Torrisi

19 Fluorescence Microscopy Techniques for the Structural Analysis of Polymer Materials 609Hiroyuki Aoki

20 Characterization of Polymer Blends with FTIR Spectroscopy 625Ufana Riaz and Syed Marghoob Ashraf

21 Characterization of Polymer Blends with Solid–State NMR Spectroscopy 679Mohammad Mahdi Abolhasani and Vahid Karimkhani

22 Characterization of Polymer Blends by Infrared, Near–Infrared, and Raman Imaging 705Harumi Sato, Miriam Unger, Dieter Fischer, Yukihiro Ozaki, and Heinz W. Siesler

23 Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Forward Recoil Spectrometry 731Krzysztof Krucza³a and Ewa Szajdzinska–Pietek

24 Characterization of Polymer Blends Using UV–Visible Spectroscopy 789Mamdouh H. Abou–Taleb

25 Fluorescence Spectroscopy 821Gabriel Bernardo and Jorge Morgado

26 Characterization of Polymer Blends by Dielectric Spectroscopy and Thermally Simulated Depolarization Current 849Samy A. Madbouly and Michael R. Kessler

27 Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy: Polymer Blends and Miscibility 877Chikkakuntappa Ranganathaiah

Index 921
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Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi University (India). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Thomas has published over 350 papers in peer reviewed journals on polymer composites, membrane separation, polymer blends and alloys, and polymer recycling, has an h–index of 33 and has edited six books.

Yves Grohens is head of the Laboratory for Engineering of Materials (LIMATB) located at the University of South Brittany, France. His research interests include interface science in nano and bio–composites as well as confinement applications and (bio)polymer behaviour in model thin films. Grohens has published more than 120 papers in international journals devoted to polymers and surface science.

P. Jyotishkumar is a Senior Research Fellow pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Sabu Thomas in the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandi University, India
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