[en] self-assembly in bulk ; nanostructured material ; polymer blend
[en] Polycarbonate (PC) and polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF) are two immiscible polymers, which form two-phase polyblends with a weak interfacial adhesion and a high interfacial tension. This situation may be changed by the addition of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), which is miscible with PVDF and concentrates at the PVDF/PC interface. Location of PMMA at the PC/PVDF interface has been confirmed by XPS analysis, which shows that the interface enrichment in PMMA already takes place when only 10 wt% PMMA is premixed with PVDF.
Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM)
Politique Scientifique Fédérale (Belgique) = Belgian Federal Science Policy ; The “Ministère de l’Enseignement Superieur de la Formation des Cadres et de la Recherche Scientifique du Maroc"