Relaxation dynamics of selected polymer chain segments and comparison with theoretical models. Ylitalo, M, C, Fuller, G, G, Abetz, V, Stadler, R, Pearson, & S, D Rheol Acta, 29(6):543--555, Steinkopff-Verlag, 1990.
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Simultaneous measurement of infrared dichroism and birefringence is used to study selected polymer segment dynamics in isotopically labeled block copolymers. Two different polymers were studied: polybutadiene and poly (ethylene propylene). The first type consisted of a triblock with a short middle block labeled and a diblock with a short end block labeled, while the second type consisted of a triblock with three equal blocks and the end blocks labeled. Results of step strain experiments at -10\$\backslash$textdegree\C for polybutadiene and at room temperature for poly(ethylene propylene) indicated that segments located at chain ends relax faster than segments located at chain centers. These experimental data were compared to the predictions of two molecular models: the bead-spring model of Rouse and the tube model of Doi and Edwards, and it was found that both models correctly predict the qualitative features of segmental relaxation. However, the tube-model predictions were closer to the experimental results. In addition, when the effects of orientational coupling interactions between segments in the melt were incorporated into this model, its predictions quantitatively agreed with the experimental results. The orientational coupling coefficient for poly(ethylene propylene) was 0.45 as measured from previous work, and for polybutadiene it was found to be 0.4. \$\backslash$textcopyright\ 1990 Steinkopff.
@article{ Ylitalo:1990wo,
  abstract = {Simultaneous measurement of infrared dichroism and birefringence is used to study selected polymer segment dynamics in isotopically labeled block copolymers. Two different polymers were studied: polybutadiene and poly (ethylene propylene). The first type consisted of a triblock with a short middle block labeled and a diblock with a short end block labeled, while the second type consisted of a triblock with three equal blocks and the end blocks labeled. Results of step strain experiments at -10\{$\backslash$textdegree\}C for polybutadiene and at room temperature for poly(ethylene propylene) indicated that segments located at chain ends relax faster than segments located at chain centers. These experimental data were compared to the predictions of two molecular models: the bead-spring model of Rouse and the tube model of Doi and Edwards, and it was found that both models correctly predict the qualitative features of segmental relaxation. However, the tube-model predictions were closer to the experimental results. In addition, when the effects of orientational coupling interactions between segments in the melt were incorporated into this model, its predictions quantitatively agreed with the experimental results. The orientational coupling coefficient for poly(ethylene propylene) was 0.45 as measured from previous work, and for polybutadiene it was found to be 0.4. \{$\backslash$textcopyright\} 1990 Steinkopff.},
  annote = {Correspondence Address: Ylitalo, C.M.; Chemical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, 94305-5025, California, United States},
  author = {Ylitalo, C M and Fuller, G G and Abetz, V and Stadler, R and Pearson, D S},
  journal = {Rheol Acta},
  number = {6},
  pages = {543--555},
  publisher = {Steinkopff-Verlag},
  title = {{Relaxation dynamics of selected polymer chain segments and comparison with theoretical models}},
  url = {http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0001664108\&partnerID=40\&md5=dcc9ec4d5cc3393b61a758914d1853e4},
  volume = {29},
  year = {1990}
}
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