Clarke, N. and McLeish, T.C.B. (1998) Shear flow effects on phase separation of entangled polymer blends. Physical Review E, 57 (4). R3731-R3734. ISSN 1550-2376Full text available as:
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We introduce an entanglement model mixing rule for stress relaxation in a polymer blend to a modified Cahn-Hilliard equation of motion for concentration fluctuations in the presence of shear flow. Such an approach predicts both shear-induced mixing and demixing, depending on the relative relaxation times and plateau moduli of the two components.
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