Process-Induced Phase Separation in Polymer Blends (eBook)

Materials, Characterization, Properties, and Applications
Copyright: May 2023
ISBN: 9781569909195
PDF: 216 Pages
$199.99 (US)

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Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Basic concepts of polymer blends 

3. Crystallization and melting kinetics of polymer blends

4. Theoretical studies of phase separation in polymer blends 

5. Preparation and characterization of phase-separated polymer blends 

6. Characterizations of polymer blends and multiphase polymer blend systems

7. Factors Influencing phase separation temperature in partially miscible polymer blends  

8. Interfacial modification of Immiscible polymer blends 

9. Application of phase-separated polymer blends 

10. Challenges and future prospects

Description:

Phase separation in polymer blends has achieved a tremendous techno-commercial importance. Most of the applications of polymer blends, such as tissue engineering, membrane technology, electromagnetic shielding, energy harvesting, structural materials, packaging, smart multiphase polymer coatings, depend on the morphologies developed during processing.

 
This book outlines the fundamental aspects of polymer blend thermodynamics, the state-of-the-art processing techniques for specific polymer blend systems currently in use, and the design and fabrication of multiphasic polymeric materials, which will present a multiplicity of opportunities in the water remediation, packaging, and electronic industries, to mention a few. It emphasizes recent research developments, processing techniques, characterization methods, factors influencing phase separation temperature in phase-separated, including partially miscible, polymer blends, and key research challenges in the development of phase-separated polymers materials.
 
With unique and systematic coverage of the journey from fundamentals to applications in polymer blends, this book is ideal for polymer scientists and engineers, material scientists, researchers, engineers, and under- and post-graduate students who are interested in this exciting field of research. It will help industrial researchers and R&D managers bring advanced phase-separated polymer materials/products to the market.
 

Author Info:

Suprakas Sinha Ray

Professor Suprakas Sinha Ray is a Chief Research Scientist and Manager of the Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa. His research focuses on the applications of advanced nanostructured & polymeric materials.

Amanuel Geberekrstos

Dr. Amanuel Geberekrstos is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department Chemical Sciences, University of Johannesburg and also associated as a senior researcher at Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa.

 
Jonathan Tersur Orasugh

Dr. Jonathan Tersur Orasugh is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department Chemical Sciences, University of Johannesburg and also associated as a senior researcher at Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria.

Tanyaradzwa Sympathy Muzata

Dr. Tanyaradzwa Sympathy Muzata is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department Chemical Sciences, University of Johannesburg and also associated as a senior researcher at Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria.