Computer Simulation of a Binary Polymer Mixture in Three DimensionsJournal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics (1988)
The behavior of a binary polymer mixture was simulated on a cubic lattice over both the miscibility and immiscibility regions. The number and distribution of interactions in the mixture were found to be different from the mean-field picture; however, the observed phase behavior agrees with that predicted by the mean-field theory and is not affected by the observed concentration fluctuations. The relationship between the phenomenological x parameter and the heterosegmental interaction energy was investigated. Polymer chains show nearly ideal behavior, even for strongly interacting mixtures; this simplifies the theoretical treatment of polymer mixtures analogous to homopolymer melts.
- Computer Simulation,
- Binary Polymer,
- Three Dimensions
Citation InformationWilliam MacKnight, P. Cifra and F. E. Karasz. "Computer Simulation of a Binary Polymer Mixture in Three Dimensions" Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics Vol. 26 (1988) p. 2379 - 2383
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