Microphase separation in model 3-miktoarm star co- and terpolymers. 2. Dynamics

G. Floudas*, N. Hadjichristidis, H. Iatrou, T. Pakula

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Dielectric spectroscopy has been employed to study the local and global dynamics of polyisoprene in the asymmetric star (polystyrene)(polyisoprene)2 (SI2) and in the 3-miktoarm star terpolymer (polystyrene)(polyisoprene)(polybutadiene)(SIB). All measurements refer to the ordered phase where PS cylinders are embedded on the I and I/B matrix, respectively. Effectively, we are studying the local and global dynamics of tethered PI chains in two environments: one made by I-chains (SI2) and another by the I/B-chains (SIB). At low temperatures, the PI local segmental dynamics in SI2 and SIB are different, reflecting the modification of the local friction by introducing the faster PB chains in the latter. At higher temperatures, however, this effect diminishes due to the demixing of I and B. To explore the thermodynamic and mobility effects on the global dynamics, we have studied, respectively, a ternary blend composed of PI, PB, and PS and binary blends of SIB and SI2 with short PB chains. The PI global dynamics in SI2 and SIB resemble the dynamics of PI stars with additional entanglement effects in the latter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3139-3146
Number of pages8
Issue number9
StatePublished - Apr 22 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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