イケハラ タカユキ   Ikehara Takayuki
  池原 飛之
   所属   神奈川大学  工学部 物質生命化学科
    神奈川大学大学院  工学研究科 工学専攻(応用化学領域)
   職種   教授
言語種別 日本語
発行・発表の年月 2012/01
形態種別 学術雑誌
標題 Spherulitic Growth in Block Copolymers and Blends of Miscible Crystalline Polymers
執筆形態 共著
掲載誌名 Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
巻・号・頁 50(8),563-571頁
著者・共著者 Takayuki Ikehara, Hideo Kurihara, Toshiyuki Kataoka
概要 Spherulitic morphology and growth rate of block copolymers comprised of miscible crystalline constituents, namely poly(ethylene succinate) (PES) and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), were investigated. The results of the copolymers were compared with those of the blends with the same composition and molecular weight. Interpenetrating spherulites, where spherulites of one component grow in those of the other component, were observed in the copolymers as in the blends. Copolymerization, namely the connectivity of the PES and PEO blocks, reduced the spherulitic growth rate in the melt for both components. The growth inside the spherulites of the other component was discussed based on the lamellar and fibrillar (or lamella-stack) structures, which are influenced by the interblock connectivity. Suppression of molecular mobility in the interlamellar regions resulted in the reduced nucleation and growth rate of the component growing in the spherulites of the other constituent. PES of the copolymer showed dendrites around 60 degrees C or above.