On microphase segregation of interpenetrating polymer networks

Harry L. Frisch, Alexander Yu Grosberg

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    The topological entanglements between subchains of two interpenetrating polymer networks are described in the simplest approximation supposing that the primitive path of each subchain is influenced due to the shift of one network relatively to the other. The entanglement contribution to the free energy of the networks is shown to behave as 1/q2 for the state with deviation from uniform densities with the wave vector of order q. This contribution is shown to cause the microphase type of segregation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)517-522
    Number of pages6
    JournalMacromolecular Theory and Simulations
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Jun 1993

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry


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