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Macromol. Rapid Commun. 19, 557561 (1998) 557 X-ray microscopy of novel thermoplastic/liquid crystalline
 

Summary: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 19, 557561 (1998) 557
X-ray microscopy of novel thermoplastic/liquid crystalline
polymer blends by mechanical alloying
A. P. Smith1
, C. Bai1
, H. Ade*2
, R. J. Spontak*1
, C. M. Balik1
, C. C. Koch1
1
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
2
Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
(Received: June 25, 1998; revised: July 31, 1998)
SUMMARY: Incorporation of liquid crystalline polymers (LCPs) into commodity polymers remains a chal-
lenge in the design of high-performance, low-cost polymeric blends. Blends of a thermoplastic polymer and a
nematic LCP are produced here by mechanical alloying. Functionality sensitive X-ray microscopy reveals
LCP dispersions as small as 100 nm in diameter. Intimate mixing remains upon subsequent melt processing,
indicating that mechanical alloying is suited for applications such as recycling.
Introduction

  

Source: Ade, Harald W.- Department of Physics, North Carolina State University

 

Collections: Physics