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Introduction to Interfacial Aspects of Multicomponent Polymer Materials

  • L. H. Sperling

Abstract

This chapter introduces the interfacial aspects of multicomponent polymer materials, exploring the instruments used, the thickness of the interphases formed, and some of the more interesting results. Five kinds of surfaces and interfaces found in these materials are defined. The properties of silane coupling agents are explored. As an example of the state of the art, recent patents and literature in the field of latex blends are summarized.

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Block Copolymer Graft Copolymer Lower Critical Solution Temperature Polymer Blend Spinodal Decomposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. H. Sperling
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  1. 1.Polymer Interfaces Center Center for Polymer Science and Engineering Materials Research Center Department of Chemical Engineering Department of Materials Science and EngineeringLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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