Phase behavior of polymer fluids in bulk and constrained environments

Igal Szleifer*, Hai Tang, Sanat Kumar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study presents Monte Carlo simulations of the phase behavior and molecular organization of thin films of polymer blends. The mixtures are stabilized by the presence of noninteracting walls. A segregation of the minority phase to the walls occur due to the tendency of molecules at the center of the film to have a composition close to the bulk value. The average conformational properties of the chains is changed near the surfaces owing to a lower free energy of the system. Results show good agreement with the mean field theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by Soc of Plastics Engineers
Pages2101-2103
Number of pages3
Editionpt 2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 52nd Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 94. Part 1 (of 3) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 1 1994May 5 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 52nd Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 94. Part 1 (of 3)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period5/1/945/5/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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