Hydrodynamic instability of reactive interfaces of polymer blends

Takashi Honda, Toshihiro Kawakatsu

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Interfacial instability of an A/B polymer blend at the reactive interfaces where end reactive A* and B* polymers react to form A-B diblock copolymers were studied by the dynamic self-consistent field theory. The phase separation dynamics is coupled to the hydrodynamic flows of the Navier-Stokes equation. In the early stage, small vortices are generated at the interface. The result suggests that the hydrodynamic flows effectively increase the instability of the reactive interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sep 202005 Sep 22


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules


  • Block copolymer
  • Dynamic mean field theory
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Micro phase separation
  • Reactive interface
  • Self-consistent field theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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