Monte Carlo simulations of interfaces in polymer blends

Дата и время публикации : 1998-03-10T13:45:59Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
M. Mueller
F. Schmid

Ссылка на журнал-издание: “Annual Reviews in Computational Physics” VI, 59-127, D. Stauffer edt., World Scientific, Singapore (1999).
Коментарии к cтатье: To appear in Annual Reviews of Computational Physics, edt. D. Stauffer
Первичная категория: cond-mat.soft

Все категории : cond-mat.soft

Краткий обзор статьи: We review recent simulation studies of interfaces between immiscible homopolymer phases. Special emphasis is given to the presentation of efficient simulation techniques and powerful methods of data analysis, such as the analysis of capillary wave spectra. Possible reasons for polymer incompatibility and ways to relate model dependent interaction parameters to an effective Flory Huggins parameter are discussed. Various interfaces are then considered and characterised with respect to their microscopic structure and thermodynamic properties. In particular, interfaces between homopolymers of equal or disparate stiffness are studied, interfaces containing diblock copolymers, and interfaces confined in thin films. The results are related to the phase behaviour of ternary homopolymer/copolymer systems, and to wetting transitions in thin films.

Category: Physics