Surface Studies on Multicomponent Polymeric Solids

  • James J. O’Malley
  • H. Ronald Thomas


Block copolymers and polyblends frequently exhibit phase separation which typically gives rise to a dispersed phase consisting of one polymer component in a continuous matrix of the second polymeric component. The detailed morphology of the domain structure in these systems depends upon such factors as the relative proportions of the two components, the molecular weights, the thermal and physical histories of the polymers, and for solvent cast films, upon the solvent and temperature.


Block Copolymer Copolymer Film Signal Intensity Ratio Photoemitted Electron Critical Surface Tension 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    K. Siegbahn, G. Nordlung, A. Fahlman, R. Nordberg, K. Hamrin, J. Hedman, G. Johansson, T. Berkman, S. E. Karlsson, I. Lingren and B. Lindberg, “ESCA, Atomic, Molecular and Solid State Structure Studied by Means of Electron Spectroscopy,” Almquist and Wiksells, Uppsala, Sweden, 1967.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    D. T. Clark, Advances in Polymer Science, 24, 126 (1977).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    D. T. Clark, D. B. Adams, A. Dilks, J. Peeling and H. R. Thomas, J. Elect. Spect., 8, 51 (1976).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    D. T. Clark, A. Dilks, J. Peeling and H. R. Thomas, Faraday Disc, 60, 183 (1975).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    D. T. Clark and A. Dilks, J. Polym. Sci., Chem. Ed., 14, 533 (1976).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    D. T. Clark, J. Peeling and J. J. O’Malley, J. Polym. Sci., Chem. Ed., 14, 543 (1976).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    D. T. Clark, in “Advances in Polymer Friction and Wear,” L. H. Lee, Ed., Plenum Press, New York, 1975.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    D. T. Clark, W. J. Feast, W. K. R. Musgrave and I. Ritchie, J. Polym. Sci., Chem. Ed., 13, 857 (1975).Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    D. T. Clark and H. R. Thomas, J. Polym. Sci., Chem. Ed., 15, 2843 (1977).Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    C. S. Fadley, R. J. Baird, W. Siekhaus, T. Novakov and S. A. Biegstrom, J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom., 4, 93 (1974).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    J. J. O’Malley, R. G. Crystal and P. F. Erhardt, in “Block Polymers,” S. L. Aggarwal, Ed., Plenum Press, N. Y., 1970, p. 163.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    H. R. Thomas and J. J. O’Malley, Amer. Chem. Soc. Div. Org. Coatings and Plastics Preprints, 38, 656 (1978).Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    H. R. Thomas and J. J. O’Malley, Macromolecules, in press (1979).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • James J. O’Malley
    • 1
  • H. Ronald Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Webster Research CenterXerox CorporationWebsterUSA

Personalised recommendations