Accession Number:

ADA247595

Title:

Chain Folding in EBEE Semicrystalline Diblock Copolymers

Descriptive Note:

Techincal rept

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

X-ray pole figure analysis and small angle x-ray scattering were used to determine the lattice unit cell orientation with respect to the lamellar microstructure for semicrystalline diblock copolymers of ethylene-co-butylene-b- ethylethylene EBEE. The x-ray data indicate that the orientation of the crystallized EB chains is perpendicular to the lamellar normals, unlike the chain cry folding which has been observed in semicrystalline homopolymers and proposed for semicrystalline diblock copolymers where the crystallized chains align roughly parallel to the lamellar normals. The unusual chain folding observed for EBEE is attributed to the influence of topological constraints in the EB blocks which crystallize with the amorphous lamellar microdomains present in the heterogeneous melt phase of the block copolymers. Lamellar morphology, Chain folding, Semicrystalline block copolymer, X-ray studies of polymers.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE