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Title: Integral equation study of particle confinement effects in a polymer/particle mixture

Abstract

Integral equation theory techniques are applied to evaluate the structuring of the polymer when large solid particles are embedded into a bulk polymer melt. The formalism presented here is applied to obtain an insight into the filler particle aggregation tendency. We find that with the employed polymer-particle interaction model it is very unlikely that the particles will aggregate. We believe that in such a system aggregation and clustering can occur when the filler particles are dressed by tightly bound polymer layers.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
946941
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-230852
TRN: US200904%%345
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 111, no. 43, November 1, 2007, pp. 15325; Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: 43
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUMM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CONFINEMENT; FILLERS; INTEGRAL EQUATIONS; MIXTURES; POLYMERS

Citation Formats

Henderson, D, Trokhymchuk, A, Kalyuzhnyi, Y, Gee, R, and Lacevic, N. Integral equation study of particle confinement effects in a polymer/particle mixture. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1021/jp073582g.
Henderson, D, Trokhymchuk, A, Kalyuzhnyi, Y, Gee, R, & Lacevic, N. Integral equation study of particle confinement effects in a polymer/particle mixture. United States. doi:10.1021/jp073582g.
Henderson, D, Trokhymchuk, A, Kalyuzhnyi, Y, Gee, R, and Lacevic, N. Wed . "Integral equation study of particle confinement effects in a polymer/particle mixture". United States. doi:10.1021/jp073582g. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/946941.
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title = {Integral equation study of particle confinement effects in a polymer/particle mixture},
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abstractNote = {Integral equation theory techniques are applied to evaluate the structuring of the polymer when large solid particles are embedded into a bulk polymer melt. The formalism presented here is applied to obtain an insight into the filler particle aggregation tendency. We find that with the employed polymer-particle interaction model it is very unlikely that the particles will aggregate. We believe that in such a system aggregation and clustering can occur when the filler particles are dressed by tightly bound polymer layers.},
doi = {10.1021/jp073582g},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 111, no. 43, November 1, 2007, pp. 15325},
number = 43,
volume = 111,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 09 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed May 09 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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