The effect of environment on local dynamics of macromolecules

Janna K. Maranas

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The role of local environment on mobility of chain molecules is illustrated by considering the case of a miscible mixture of two polymers. The historical background, observed dynamic responses to mixing, and theoretical explanations for these responses are outlined. Two miscible blend systems: poly(isoprene) [PI]/poly(vinyl ethylene) [PVE] and poly(ethylene oxide) [PEO]/poly(methyl methacrylate) [PMMA] are reviewed in detail, with available data consolidated in a set of figures. Unusual features of the PEO/PMMA blend are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-42
Number of pages14
JournalCurrent Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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