Presents new strategies for controlling the nanomorphology and the mechanical properties of multiphase polymeric materials Enumerates and gathers the versatile routes of designing versatile types of phase morphologies in multicomponent polymer blend systems Relates recent developments with vinylester/epoxy hybrid systems Extracts information from the huge volume of open literature, industrial patents, scientific meetings, and exhibitions Offers more than 400 tables, figures, and illustrations of phase morphology observed in polymer blends Contains over 1,350 literature references to original research
Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems: Phase Morphology and Interfaces
focuses on the formation of phase morphology in polymer blends and copolymers and considers various types of blends including thermosets, thermoplastics, thermoplastic vulcanizates, and structured copolymers. The book carefully debates the processing, rheology, and crystallization aspects of the phase morphology of polymer blends.
The text surveys theory, characterization, processing, and experimental aspects of phase morphology development and design of polymer blends. It examines the adhesion of polymer–polymer interfaces in immiscible polymer blends and the different ways by which nanostructures may be generated in thermosetting polymers. The book analyzes the polymerization process and the dynamic vulcanization of multicomponent polymer blends and the crystallization behavior occurring in blends with a confined morphology. It also discusses the structure–rheology relationship in compatibilized blends, the effects of elasticity on the structure development, and the rheological response in concentrated blends.
Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems examines the current state of the art, challenges, and future prospects in the field of polymer blends. The handpicked selection of topics and expert contributors makes this survey of phase morphology in polymer blends an outstanding resource for anyone involved in the field of polymer materials design.
Table of Contents
Micro- and Nanostructured Polymer Blends: State of the Art, Challenges, and Future Prospects; S. Thomas, C. Harrats, and G. Groeninckx
Theoretical Aspects of Phase Morphology Development; I. Fortelny
Cocontinuous Phase Morphologies: Predictions, Generation, and Practical Applications; C. Harrats and N. Mekhilef
Phase Morphology Development in Polymer Blends: Processing and Experimental Aspects; U. Sundararaj
The Role of Interfaces and Phase Morphology on Mechanical Properties of Multiphase: Copolymer Systems; R. Weidisch and M. Stamm
Polymer-Polymer Interfaces: Theoretical, Experimental, and Adhesion Aspects; H. Yokoyama
Phase Morphology and Solidification under Shear in Immiscible Polymer Blends; P. Cassagnau, Y. Deyrail, and R. Fulchiron
Simultaneous Interpenetrating Network Structured Vinylester/Epoxy Hybrids and Their Use in Composites; J. Karger-Kocsis
Phase Morphology of Dynamically Vulcanized Thermoplastic Vulcanizates; H.-J. Radusch
Nanostructuring of In Situ Formed ABC Triblock Copolymers for Rubber Toughening of Thermoplastics; Christian Koulic, Robert Jérôme, and Johannes G.P. Goossens
Phase Morphology of Nanostructured Thermosetting Multiphase Blends; J.-P. Pascault and Roberto J.J. Williams
Relationship between Phase Morphology, Crystallization, and Semicrystalline Structure in Immiscible Polymer Blends; R.T. Tol, V.B.F. Mathot, H. Reynaers, and G. Groeninckx
Rheology-Morphology Relationships in Immiscible Polymer Blends; P. Van Puyvelde and P. Moldenaers
“This book provides a clear and complete description of phase morphology and interface in multiphase polymer blends. ...The way the topics are gathered, the selection of the contributors, and the survey of the phase morphology area (from theoretical to practical aspects) make this book an outstanding scientific reference.”
—Polymer News, Dr. G. Carotenuto, IMCB – National Research Council, Naples, Italy