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Short-Range Order in Miscible Polymer Blends: A Monte Carlo Study
Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics (1991)
  • William MacKnight, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • P. Cifra
  • F. E. Karasz
Abstract
Local ordering in miscible binary polymer blends with strong attractive interactions between
the two types of chains was investigated by computer simulation of allowable conformations
on an incompressible cubic lattice. A tendency toward maximum ordering (in which chains
pack in alternate parallel rows) is shown by the calculation of pair correlations and in
“snapshots” of the mixtures. A specific directional interaction is not necessarily required
for ordering. A comparison of these results with those recently obtained using mean-field
theory is presented. The heat capacity of mixing was also calculated and found to be positive,
with a value close to that reported experimentally.
Keywords
  • Short-Range Order,
  • Miscible Polymer Blends,
  • Monte Carlo Study
Disciplines
Publication Date
1991
Citation Information
William MacKnight, P. Cifra and F. E. Karasz. "Short-Range Order in Miscible Polymer Blends: A Monte Carlo Study" Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics Vol. 29 (1991) p. 1389 - 1395
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_macknight/288/