Interactions Between Components
Interactions can be of different kinds, e.g. interaction of polymer chains with the surface of the filler, interactions of external species with the surface (e.g. adsorption on the surface), interactions of particles surface with stimulants like temperature, sonication, salt, solvent etc., or interactions between two inorganic species etc. (also termed as decoration of one inorganic surface with the particles of other). Such information can help to predict the behavior of the materials, their aggregation tendency etc. The characterizations of such interactions can be achieved either by analyzing the effect of such expected interactions on the morphology or by actual visualization of the morphology of the components. Though such evaluations generate information on the interaction between the components, however, the nature of interaction (chemical or physical) is not possible to be obtained. Various systems dealing with above mentioned interactions between the different components and substrates are described in the following sections.
KeywordsLower Critical Solution Temperature Polymer Particle Polar Modification Polystyrene Particle Filler Surface