Connecting the wetting and rheological behaviors of poly(dimethylsiloxane)-grafted silica spheres in poly(dimethylsiloxane) melts.

@article{Green2006ConnectingTW,
  title={Connecting the wetting and rheological behaviors of poly(dimethylsiloxane)-grafted silica spheres in poly(dimethylsiloxane) melts.},
  author={David L. Green and Jan Mewis},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 23},
  pages={9546-53}
}
Using dynamic light scattering, mechanical rheometry, and visual observation, the static wetting behavior of PDMS-grafted silica spheres (PDMS-g-silica) in PDMS melts is related to their rheology. A phase diagram is mapped out for a constant grafted chain length as a function of grafting density and free polymer chain length. The transition between stable and aggregated regions is determined optically and with dynamic light scattering. It is associated with a first-order wetting transition. In… CONTINUE READING
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