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Oscillatory measurements of a columnar structure were performed, which was formed in an immiscible polymer blend subjected to an electric field. The formation process was observed through a confocal scanning laser microscope and the structure for the measurements was confirmed to be well defined. The storage shear modulus at low frequencies increased with(More)
The droplet coalescence process was investigated in immiscible polymer blends when subjected to a step electric field. We present sequential three-dimensional images captured during the process with a confocal scanning laser microscope. Characteristic lengths parallel and perpendicular to the electric field were obtained from the spatial correlation(More)
We have investigated the structural change of an immiscible blend consisting of two polymers with equal viscosity subjected to a step electric field under shear flow. During the process, three-dimensional images were successfully acquired with a confocal scanning laser microscope, and at the same time, the transient shear stress was also measured. From the(More)
We have investigated the structural change of an immiscible polymer blend in shear flow when subjected to a step electric field. During the process three-dimensional images were successfully constructed with a confocal scanning laser microscope and at the same time the transient shear stress was also measured. The interface tensor was calculated from the(More)
We have measured the response of shear stress to ac electric fields under steady shear flow in the droplet-dispersed phase of an immiscible polymer blend. A characteristic mode was found under steady shear flow, the relaxation frequency of which increased with increasing the shear rate. In the frequency dispersion, a scaling relation derived from(More)
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