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  • Plastics, Rubbers/Elastomers, Solution, Other

Estimation of χ Parameters from Phase Diagrams

We estimated the χ parameter using the Flory-Huggins theory and cloud point data [1] from PS/PB miscible systems, as shown in the UCST phase diagrams. In this case, the χ parameter concentration dependency is a weak system, so the χ parameter was simplified with the following expression.

Figure 1 shows the estimation results. The axis represents the PS volume fraction, and the Y-axis represents temperature. By entering the experimental values in this manner, we were able to obtain a coexistence curve and a spinodal curve.

Figure 1. Coexistence Curve and Spinodal Curve of Experimental Data Figure 1. Coexistence Curve and Spinodal Curve of Experimental Data

  • Reference
  • [1] R. J. Roe, W. C. Zin, Macromolecules, 13, 1221 (1980).

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