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On Blends of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) and Poly(vinyl fluoride)
Macromolecules (1986)
  • William MacKnight, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Gaetano Guerra
  • F. E. Karasz
 Experimental evidence indicating immiscibility of the homopolymers poly(vinylidene fluoride) and poly(vinyl fluoride), both in the crystalline and amorphous phases, is presented. The X-ray analysis of the blended samples reveals patterns that are relatively insensitive to blend composition and that are similar to those found in previous studies. However, corresponding differential scanning calorimetry scans show well-defined and separate melting peaks of the component homopolymers, indicating immiscibility in the crystalline phase. In addition, the dynamic mechanical analysis indicates that the main relaxations of the two pure homopolymers are still present in the blend spectrum, implying also an immiscibility of the amorphous phase. 
  • Blends,
  • Poly(vinylidene fluoride),
  • Poly(vinyl fluoride)
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William MacKnight, Gaetano Guerra and F. E. Karasz. "On Blends of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) and Poly(vinyl fluoride)" Macromolecules Vol. 19 (1986) p. 1936 - 1938
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