Rheological Properties of Polymers: Structure and Morphology of Molten Polymer Blends


The article reviews a brief literature on the rheological properties of polymer melts and blends. Experimental results on polymer blends are summarized. Technically, vital types of multi-phase polymers such as compounds and blends are discussed. The importance of the rheological properties of polymer mixtures in the development of the phase structure is discussed. And the importance of considering the stress and/or strain history of a material sample in a rheological investigation is discussed. Finally, the outlook on the past, present and future developments in the field of polymer rheology are given. The review concludes with a brief discussion on the opportunities and challenges in the field of polymer blends and blend rheology.

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O. Sadiku-Agboola, E. Sadiku, A. Adegbola and O. Biotidara, "Rheological Properties of Polymers: Structure and Morphology of Molten Polymer Blends," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2011, pp. 30-41. doi: 10.4236/msa.2011.21005.

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