An investigation on the dependence of fluid-fluid phase separation on size asymmetry, solvent quality and higher order polymer-polymer interactions is presented. Analytic and numerical microscopic integral equation theory for polymer-particle suspensions is used for the investigation purpose. Results shows that for athermal good solvents, the prediction of enhanced miscibility with increasing polymer size was found not to be fundamentally tied to physical mesh formation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry