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fall 1996 logo1996 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

December 2 - 6, 1996 | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 Werner Lutze, Karen Maex, Karl Sieradzki




Symposium BB—Morphological Control in Multiphase Polymer Mixtures

Chairs

Robert Briber, Univ of Maryland
Charles Han, NIST
Dennis Peiffer, Exxon Research & Engineering Co

* Invited paper

SESSION BB1: POLYMER BLENDS I
Chair: Russell J. Composto
Monday Morning, December 2, 1996
Hampton (S)
8:30 AM *BB1.1 STRUCTURE PINNING DURING PHASE-SEPARATION OF POLYAMIDE/IONOMER BLENDS, Robert A. Weiss, Univ of Connecticut, Dept of Chemical Engr, Storrs, CT; Yi Feng, Univ of Connecticut, Dept of Polymer Science , Storrs, CT; Charles C Han, NIST, Polymers, Gaithersburg, MD.
9:00 AM BB1.2
DEVELOPMENT OF MISCIBLE BLENDS OF BISPHENOL-A POLYCARBONATE AND LIGHTLY SULFONATED POLYSTYRENE IONOMERS FROM INTRAPOLYMER REPULSIVE INTERACTIONS: PHASE BEHAVIOR, Rui Xie, Univ of Connecticut, Inst of Materials Science, Storrs, CT; Robert A. Weiss, Univ of Connecticut, Dept of Chemical Engr, Storrs, CT.

9:15 AM BB1.3
POLYMER BLENDS MADE FROM IONOMER AND IONOMER PRECURSOR POLYMER, Masanori Hara, Michele A. Bellinger, Xialong Ma, John A. Sauer, Li-Chun Tsou, Rutgers Univ, Dept of Chemical & Biochemical Engr, Piscataway, NJ.

9:30 AM BB1.4
MORPHOLOGY OF A BLEND OF ZINC NEUTRALIZED SULFONATED POLY(PHENYLENE OXIDE) AND AN AMINO SILICONE, Alan Jones, Paul T. Inglefield, Pamela Bergquist, Clark Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Worcester, MA; Jiefeng Shi, W.L. Gore & Associates, Polymer Products, Elkton, MD; Roger P. Kambour, GE Corp, R & D Ctr, Schenectady, NY; Jing Zhao, Clark Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Worcester, MA.

9:45 AM BREAK

10:15 AM *BB1.5
IN SITU POLYMERIZATION OF BISPHENOL A CARBONATE CYCLIC OLIGOMERS DISSOLVED IN A STYRENE-ACRYLONITRILE COPOLYMER: PHASE SEPARATION DYNAMICS AND THE INFLUENCE OF PHASE DISPERSION ON DUCTILITY, Warren L. Nachlis, GE Corp, Research & Development Center, New York, NY; Roger P. Kambour, GE Corp, R & D Ctr, Schenectady, NY; William J. MacKnight, Univ of Massachusetts, Dept of Polymer Sci & Engr, Amherst, MA.

10:45 AM BB1.6
CRYSTALLIZATION AND MICROSTRUCTURE OF MELT-MISCIBLE POLYMER BLENDS, James P. Runt, Sapna Talibuddin, Limin Wu, Pennsylvania State Univ, Dept of MS&E, University Park, PA; J. S. Lin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN; L. Z. Liu, Benjamin Chu, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of Chemistry, Stony Brook, NY.

11:00 AM BB1.7
MICROSTRUCTURE AND PHASE SEPARATION OF PEEK, PEKK AND THEIR BLENDS, B. S. Hsiao, DuPont, Central R&D, Wilmington, DE; Jerold M. Schultz, Wu Wang, Univ of Delaware, Materials Science Program, Newark, DE.

11:15 AM BB1.8
HIGH-STRAIN-RATE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF PET/HDPE BLENDS, Eralp Pinardag, George Li Yao, Charles Lee Beatty, Univ of Florida, Dept of MS&E, Gainesville, FL.

11:30 AM BB1.9
MECHANICAL ALLOYING OF PET AND PET/VECTRA BLENDS , C. Maurice Balik, Changhe Bai, Carl C. Koch, Richard J. Spontak, North Carolina State Univ, Dept of MS&E, Raleigh, NC.

11:45 AM BB1.10
PHASE EQUILIBRIUM IN THE MIXTURES OF THE CRYSTAL POLY (ETHYLENE OXIDE) WITH AMORPHOUS POLYACRILATES, Anna I. Suvorova, Alexei B. Burdin, Albina H. Hasanova, Irina S. Tujkova, Ural State Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Ekaterinburg, RUSSIA.

SESSION BB2: BLOCK COPOLYMERS I
Chair: Alan Jones
Monday Afternoon, December 2, 1996
Hampton (S)
1:30 PM *BB2.1
INFLUENCE OF BLOCK TYPE AND ARCHITECTURE ON MICRODOMAIN STRUCTURE IN BLOCK COPOLYMERS, Edwin L. Thomas, MIT, Dept of MS&E, Cambridge, MA; Mary Jane E. O'Rourke, MIT, Dept of Chemical Engr, Cambridge, MA; John T. Chen, MIT, Dept of MS&E, Cambridge, MA; Mao Guoping, Christophe K Ober, Cornell Univ, Dept of MS&E, Ithaca, NY; Apostolos Avgeropoulos, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Univ of Athens, Dept of Chemistry, Athens, GREECE.

2:00 PM BB2.2
PRESSURE EFFECTS ON DIBLOCK CO-POLYMERS MICELLES, Dvora Perahia, Sol M. Gruner, Princeton Univ, Dept of Physics, Princeton, NJ; Richard A. Register, Princeton Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Princeton, NJ; Buallem Hammuoda, NIST, Reactor Devision, Gaithersburg, MD.

2:15 PM BB2.3
MAGNETIC NANOPATTERNING WITH BLOCK COPOLYMERS, M. S. Zhu, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; Richard J. Gambino, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; Mariam Rafailovich, Jonathan Sokolov, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; H. J. White, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; A. R. Katz, R. D. Gomez, Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD; S. A. Schwarz, Queen's College, Flushing, NY.

2:30 PM BB2.4
MORPHOLOGICAL EFFECTS IN NEW ANIONICALLY POLYMERIZED SMECTIC C* LIQUID CRYSTALLINE BLOCK COPOLYMERS, Paula T. Hammond, Wen Yue Zheng, MIT, Dept of Chemical Engr, Cambridge, MA.

2:45 PM BB2.5
TRANSITION MECHANISMS FOR COMPLEX PHASES IN BLOCK COPOLYMERS, Damian A Hajduk, Univ of Minnesota, Dept of Chemical Engr & Matl Science, Minneapolis, MN; Frank S. Bates, Univ of Minnesota, Dept of Chem Engr & Matls Science, Minneapolis, MN.

3:00 PM BB2.6
CONTROLLING THE GLOBAL ORDER AND NANOSTRUCTURES IN ABC TRIBLOCK COPOLYMERS, Zhong-Ren Chen, Julia A. Kornfield, California Inst of Technology, Dept of Chemical Engr, Pasadena, CA; Michael M. Satkowski, Procter & Gamble Co, Cincinnati, OH; Steven D. Smith, Procter & Gamble Co, Corporate Research Div, Cincinnati, OH.

3:15 PM BREAK

3:45 PM *BB2.7
ORIGINS OF COMPLEX SELF-ASSEMBLY IN BLOCK COPOLYMERS, Mark W. Matsen, Univ of Reading, Whiteknights, UNITED KINGDOM; Frank S. Bates, Univ of Minnesota, Dept of Chem Engr & Matls Science, Minneapolis, MN.

4:15 PM BB2.8
EQUILIBRIUM PATTERNS IN CONFINED DIBLOCK FILMS, Galen T. Pickett, Anna C. Balazs, Univ of Pittsburgh, Dept of MS&E, Pittsburgh, PA.

4:30 PM BB2.9
MELT-PROCESSABLE BLOCK COPOLYIMIDES, Sai R Kumar, Amoco Polymers Inc, Engineering Polymers R&D, Alpharetta, GA; Craig L. Hunt, Terre L. VanKirk, Amoco Chemical Co, Dept of Chemical Development & Diversification, Naperville, IL.

4:45 PM BB2.10
BLOCK COPOLYMER MICRODOMAIN MORPHOLOGIES BY ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY, Philippe Leclere, Univ de Mons-Hainaut, Service de Chimie des Materiaux Nouveaux, Mons, BELGIUM; Jian-Ming Yu, Univ de Liege, CERM - Inst de Chimie, Liege, BELGIUM; Roberto Lazzaroni, Univ de Mons-Hainaut, Service de Chemie des Materiaux Nouveaux, Mons, BELGIUM; Philippe Dubois, Robert Jerome, Univ de Liege, CERM - Inst de Chimie, Liege, BELGIUM; Jean-Luc Bredas, Univ de Mons-Hainaut, Service de Chimie des Materiaux Nouveaux, Mons, BELGIUM.

SESSION BB3: INTERFACES AND BLENDS
Chair: John R. Dutcher
Tuesday Morning, December 3, 1996
Hampton (S)
9:00 AM *BB3.1
THE INFLUENCE OF POLYMER STRUCTURE ON INTERFACIAL TOUGHNESS AND COMPATIBILIZATION, Jonathan Sokolov, Mariam Rafailovich, Lantao Guo, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; D. Nguyen, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; Dennis G. Peiffer, Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Annandale, NJ; Rene M. Overney, Univ of Washington, Dept of Chemical Engr, Seattle, WA; Y. Strzhemechny, Queen's College, Dept of Physics, Flushing, NY; S. A. Schwarz, Queen's College, Flushing, NY.

9:30 AM BB3.2
THE EFFECT OF CROSS-LINKING DENSITY ON THE WORK OF ADHESION, Abraham Ulman, Soojin Kim, Polytechnic Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Brooklyn, NY; Gunyoung Choi, Polytechnic Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr & Matls Science, Brooklyn, NY.

9:45 AM BB3.3
TAILORING THE INTERFACIAL PROPERTIES OF MULTIPHASE POLYMER BLENDS, Russell J. Composto, Jan Genzer, Univ of Pennsylvania, Dept of MS&E, Philadelphia, PA.

10:00 AM BB3.4
RHEOLOGICAL MICROSCOPY OF ISOTROPIC AND ANISOTROPIC MELTS, Patrick T. Mather, USAF Phillips Laboratory, Propulsion Directorate, Edwards AFB, CA; Kevin Chaffee, USAF Phillips Laboratory, Edwards AFB, CA; Paul C.D. Han, Univ of Akron, Dept of Polymer Engineering, Akron, OH; Angel Romo-Uribe, USAF Phillips Laboratory, Edwards AFB, CA.

10:15 AM BREAK

10:30 AM BB3.5
PHASE BEHAVIOR OF A TRIBLOCK COPOLYMER UPON INCORPORATION OF NON-PARENT, MIDBLOCK-ASSOCIATING ADDITIVES VARYING IN CHAIN LENGTH, Richard J. Spontak, Jonathan H. Laurer, North Carolina State Univ, Dept of MS&E, Raleigh, NC; Steven D. Smith, Procter & Gamble Co, Corporate Research Div, Cincinnati, OH; Rudy Bukovnik, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Telecom Div, Fuquay-Varina, NC.

10:45 AM BB3.6
ENHANCEMENT OF FRACTURE TOUGHNESS BETWEEN PS AND SAN VIA AN INTERFACIAL GRAFTING MECHANISM, Lantao Guo, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; Yuefan Deng, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of Applied Math, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Mariam Rafailovich, Jonathan Sokolov, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; Dennis G. Peiffer, Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Annandale, NJ; Y. Strzhemechny, Queen's College, Dept of Physics, Flushing, NY; S. A. Schwarz, Queen's College, Flushing, NY.

11:00 AM BB3.7
INFLUENCE OF ADDITIVE CONSTRAINT ON THE PHASE BEHAVIOR AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF TRIBLOCK COPOLYMER BLENDS, Lisaleigh Kane, Richard J. Spontak, David A. Norman, North Carolina State Univ, Dept of MS&E, Raleigh, NC; Sol M. Gruner, Princeton Univ, Dept of Physics, Princeton, NJ; Steven D. Smith, Procter & Gamble Co, Corporate Research Div, Cincinnati, OH.

11:15 AM BB3.8
THE EFFECT OF CHEMICAL INTERACTIONS AND POLYMER STRUCTURE ON ADHESION HESTERESIS, Soojin Kim, Abraham Ulman, Polytechnic Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Brooklyn, NY; Gunyoung Choi, Polytechnic Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr & Matls Science, Brooklyn, NY.

11:30 AM BB3.9
EFFECTS OF FLOW FIELDS ON MORPHOLOGY AND PROPERTIES OF IMMISCIBLE POLYMER BLENDS CONTAINING MODIFIED NANO-LAYERED SILICATES, Yu-Cheng Peng, South China Univ of Technology, Polymer Engr & Machine Lab, Guangdong, CHINA; Yong-hua Zhang, South China Univ of Technology, Polymer Structure & Mod Res Lab, Guangzhou, CHINA; Jinhua Yan, South China Univ of Technology, Polymer Engr & Machine Lab, Guangzhou Guangdong, CHINA; Ke Je, Ke-Cheng Gong, South China Univ of Technology, Polymer Structure & Mod Res Lab, Guangzhou Guangdong, CHINA.

11:45 AM BB3.10
INTERFACIAL REACTION AND ELECTROCHEMICAL ACTIVITY OF THIOKOL RUBBER/CONJUGATED POLYMER COMPOSITES, Ke-Cheng Gong, Wen-shi Ma, South China Univ of Technology, Polymer Structure & Mod Res Lab, Guang-Dong, CHINA.

SESSION BB4: THIN FILMS AND THEORY
Chair: Paula T. Hammond
Tuesday Afternoon, December 3, 1996
Hampton (S)
1:30 PM *BB4.1
SURFACE INFLUENCED PHASE SEPARATION IN ORGANIC THIN FILMS ON DRYING, Ravi F. Saraf, IBM T.J. Watson Research Ctr, Yorktown Heights, NY; Steve P. Ostrander, Alfred Univ, Dept of Matls Science, Alfred, NY; Randall M. Feenstra, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Dept of Physics, Pittsburgh, PA.

2:00 PM BB4.2
SURFACE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYMER BLEND ULTRATHIN FILMS, Tisato Kajiyama, Kyushu Univ, Dept of Chemical Science & Technology, Fukuoka, JAPAN; Atsushi Takahara, Kyushu Univ, Dept of Chemical Science &Technology, Fukuoka, JAPAN; Keiji Tanaka, Kyushu Univ, Dept of Chemical Science & Technology, Fukuoka, JAPAN.

2:15 PM BB4.3
VISCOSITY AND SURFACE EFFECTS IN PHASE-SEPARATED POLYMER BLEND THIN FILMS, Kari Dalnoki-Veress, James A. Forrest, James R. Stevens, John R. Dutcher, Univ of Guelph, Dept of Physics, Guelph, ON.

2:30 PM BB4.4
CHARACTERIZATION OF THIN POLYMERIC NANOFOAM FILMS BY TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, SMALL ANGLE NEUTRON SCATTERING AND NEUTRON REFLECTIVITY, Robert M. Briber, Jeffrey S. Fodor, Univ of Maryland, Dept of Materials & Nuclear Engr, College Park, MD; Tom P. Russell, Kenneth R. Carter, J. L. Hedrick, Robert D. Miller, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.

2:45 PM BB4.5
LOCAL CONTROL OF MICRODOMAIN ORIENTATION IN DIBLOCK COPOLYMER THIN FILMS WITH ELECTRIC FIELDS, Terry L. Morkved, Heinrich M. Jaeger, Augustine M. Urbas, Ed E. Ehrichs, Mei Lu, Univ of Chicago, Dept of Physics, Chicago, IL; Paul Mansky, Tom P. Russell, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.

3:00 PM BREAK

3:30 PM *BB4.6
USING COPOLYMER MIXTURES TO COMPATIBILIZE IMMISCIBLE HOMOPOLYMER BLENDS, Yulia Lyatskaya, Anna C. Balazs, Univ of Pittsburgh, Dept of MS&E, Pittsburgh, PA.

4:00 PM BB4.7
FINITE SIZE EFFECTS ON INTERFACIAL WIDTHS IN CONFINED THIN FILMS, Tobias Kerle, Weizmann Inst of Science, Dept of Physics of Complex Systems, Rehovot, ISRAEL; Jacob Klein, Weizmann Inst of Science, Dept of Materials & Interfaces, Rehovot, ISRAEL; Kurt Binder, Univ Mainz, Dept of Physics, Mainz, GERMANY.

4:15 PM BB4.8
MORPHOGENESIS IN POLYMER/LIQUID CRYSTAL BLENDS UNDERGOING SPINODAL DECOMPOSITION AND NEMATIC ORDERING: THEORY AND SIMULATION, Sharon C. Glotzer, NIST, Ctr for Theoretical & Computational , Gaithersburg, MD; Stephen A. Langer, NIST, Information Tech Lab, Gaithersburg, MD.

4:30 PM BB4.9
THE ROLE OF COPOLYMER ARCHITECTURE ON THE INTERFACIAL STRUCTURE OF A TERNARY POLYMER BLEND, M. D. Dadmun, Univ of Tennessee, Dept of Chemistry, Knoxville, TN.

4:45 PM BB4.10
SIMULATIONS OF POLYMER BLENDS AND INTERFACES USING A NEW CONTINUUM MODEL, Martin-Daniel Lacasse, Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Corporate Research Science Lab, Annandale, NJ; Kurt Kremer, Max-Planck-Inst, fur Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany; Gary S. Grest, Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Corporate Research Science Lab, Annandale, NJ.

SESSION BB5: BLOCK COPOLYMERS II
Chair: Sai R Kumar
Wednesday Morning, December 4, 1996
Hampton (S)
9:00 AM BB5.2
BULK AND SURFACE MICROSTRUCTURE OF SOLVENT-CAST THIN FILMS OF SBS TRIBLOCK COPOLYMER, Ginam Kim, Matthew Libera, Stevens Inst of Technology, Dept of MS&E, Hoboken, NJ.

9:15 AM BB5.3
POLY(STYRENE-CO-METHYL METHACRYLATE) RANDOM COPOLYMERS USED TO MODIFY INTERFACES BETWEEN PS AND PMMA., Mohan Sikka, Karen I. Winey, Univ of Pennsylvania, Dept of MS&E, Philadelphia, PA; Edward A. Schmitt, Rohm & Haas Co, Analytical Research, Bristol, PA; Nicole N. Pellegrini, Univ of Pennsylvania, Dept of MS&E, Philadelphia, PA.

9:30 AM BB5.4
FRACTURE TOUGHNESS AND FAILURE MECHANISMS OF EPOXY/RUBBER-MODIFIED POLYSTYRENE (HIPS) INTERFACES REINFORCED BY GRAFTED CHAINS, Yan Sha, Cornell Univ, Dept of T&AM, Ithaca, NY; C. Y. Hui, Cornell Univ, Dept of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Ithaca, NY; Edward J. Kramer, Cornell Univ, Dept of MS&E, Ithaca, NY; S. F. Hahn, C. A. Berglund, Dow Chemical Co, Central Research & Development, Midland, MI.

9:45 AM BB5.5
MICROEMULSION FORMATION BY GRAFTING, Jinbao Jiao, Cornell Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Ithaca, NY; Edward J. Kramer, Cornell Univ, Dept of MS&E, Ithaca, NY.

10:00 AM BREAK

10:30 AM *BB5.6
NANOMETER-SCALE METAL DISPERSIONS IN POLYMERIC MATRICES, Kenneth R. Shull, Douglas H. Cole, Northwestern Univ, Dept of MS&E, Evanston, IL.

11:00 AM BB5.7
EFFECT OF DRYING ON PERMEABILITY AND SWELLING OF MULTILAYER POLYMERIC FILMS, Pradnya V. Nagarkar, Chun-Sheng Ko, Polaroid Corp, Film Img Res & Dev, Waltham, MA.

11:15 AM BB5.8
THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A MICROLAYERED POLYCARBONATE/PMMA COMPOSITE, Alex Hsieh, Alex W. Gutierrez, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Materials Directorate, Aberdeen Proving Gr, MD.

11:30 AM BB5.9
VOID MORPHOLOGY IN POLYETHYLENE/CARBON BLACK COMPOSITES, David W.M. Marr, Colorado School of Mines, Dept of Chemical Engr, Golden, CO; Ken B. Schwartz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Dept of R&D, Menlo Park, CA; Mark F. Wartenberg, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Research & Development Center, Menlo Park, CA; George D. Wignall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Solid State Div, Oak Ridge, TN; Misha Agamalian, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge , TN.

11:45 AM BB5.10
INVESTIGATION OF DIBLOCK COPOLYMER THIN FILM MORPHOLOGY FOR NANOLITHOGRAPHY, Miri Park, Christopher Harrison, Paul M. Chaikin, Princeton Univ, Dept of Physics, Princeton, NJ; Richard A. Register, Princeton Univ, Dept of Chemical Engr, Princeton, NJ; Douglas Adamson, Nan Yao, Princeton Univ, Princeton Materials Inst, Princeton, NJ.

SESSION BB6: CHARACTERIZATION
Chair: M. D. Dadmun
Wednesday Afternoon, December 4, 1996
Hampton (S)
1:30 PM *BB6.1
MODIFICATION OF INTERFACIAL PROPERTIES OF POLYMER BLEND WITH DIBLOCK COPOLYMER , Sanghoon Kim, Charles C. Han, NIST, Polymers Div, Gaithersburg, MD.

2:00 PM BB6.2
IN SITU CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYMER BLEND COMPATIBILIZATION, Thomas Z. Fabian, Jeffrey T. Koberstein, Univ of Connecticut, Inst of Materials Science, Storrs, CT.

2:15 PM BB6.3
LASER INDUCED DECOHESION SPECTROSCOPY: A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR MEASURING POLYMER ADHESION , Jeffrey S. Meth, DuPont, Central Science & Engineering, Wilmington, DE; Stephen J. Bennison, David Sanderson, Clay Mutchler, DuPont, Wilmington, DE.

2:45 PM BB6.5
MEASURING POLYMER MICROSTRUCTURE WITH SPATIALLY-RESOLVED EELS IN THE ELECTRON MICROSCOPE, Krisda Siangchaew, Matthew Libera, Stevens Inst of Technology, Dept of MS&E, Hoboken, NJ.

3:00 PM BB6.6
INVESTIGATION OF SPINODAL DECOMPOSITION IN POLYMER THIN FILMS AT SURFACES USING X-RAY MICROSCOPY, A. P. Smith, North Carolina State Univ, Dept of Physics, Raleigh, NC; Harald Ade, North Carolina State Univ, Physics, Raleigh, NC; D. Slep, Highlord Chemical, Hauppaugue, NY; Shichun Qu, Mariam Rafailovich, Jonathan Sokolov, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; G. Halada, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept of MS&E, Stony Brook, NY; S. A. Schwarz, Queen's College, Flushing, NY; Y. Strzhemechny, Queen's College, Dept of Physics, Flushing, NY.

3:15 PM BREAK

3:30 PM BB6.7
PARAMETERIZATION OF MORPHOLOGY IN SMALL-ANGLE SCATTERING, T J Prosa, John D Barnes, NIST, Polymer Structure & Mechanics Group, Gaithersburg, MD.

3:45 PM BB6.8
ULTRA-HIGH RESOLUTION SMALL ANGLE NEUTRON SCATTERING (USANS) INVESTIGATIONS OF LIQUID-LIQUID PHASE SEPARATION IN LINEAR LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE, George D. Wignall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Solid State Div, Oak Ridge, TN.

4:00 PM BB6.9
MICROSTRUCTURE OF MELT-CRYSTALLIZED SYNDIOTACTIC POLYSTYRENE AS STUDIED BY SMALL-ANGLE X-RAY SCATTERING, John D Barnes, NIST, Polymer Structure & Mechanics Group, Gaithersburg, MD; Brian G. Landes, Robert A Bubeck, David Bank, Dow Chemical Co, Midland, MI.

4:15 PM BB6.10
MORPHOLOGY CHARACTERIZATION IN MULTICOMPONENT POLYMER BLEND SYSTEMS USING SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY, Ravi Viswanathan, Raychem Corp, Analytical Group, Menlo Park, CA; David W.M. Marr, Colorado School of Mines, Dept of Chemical Engr, Golden, CO; Jing Tian, Raychem Corp, Dept of Polymer Blends, Menlo Park, CA.

4:30 PM BB6.11
CHARACTERIZATION OF MORPHOLOGY IN MULTIPHASE POLYMER SYSTEMS WITH ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY, Sergei N. Magonov, Digital Instruments, Inc., Dept of R&D, Santa Barbara, CA.

4:45 PM BB6.12
3D MICROTOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING AND QUANTITATIVE MORPHOMETRY FOR THE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF POROUS BIOMATERIALS, Ralph Mueller, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hosp, Boston, MA; Sandro Matter, Ulrich W. Suter, ETH Zurich, Inst of Polymers, Zuerich, SWITZERLAND; Petre Ruegsegger, ETH Zurich, Inst ofr Biomedical Engr, Zuerich, SWITZERLAND.

SESSION BB7: POSTER SESSION
Chair: Robert M. Briber
Wednesday Evening, December 4, 1996
8:00 P.M.
Constitution Room (S)
BB7.1
MICROSTRUCTURE, MORPHOLOGY AND PROPERTIES OF THERMALLY CROSSLINKABLE MPDI (NOMEX) COPOLYMERS, Tao Jiang, David C. Martin, Univ of Michigan, Dept of MS&E, Ann Arbor, MI; Gary E. Spilman, Univ of Michigan, Dept of Macromolecular Science, Ann Arbor, MI.

BB7.2
STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF THERMALLY CROSSLINKABLE FLAME RESISTANT THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS WITH BENZOCYCLOBUTENE FUNCTIONALITIES, Brendan J. Foran, David C. Martin, Tao Jiang, Elizabeth Pingel, Larry J. Markoski, Univ of Michigan, Dept of MS&E, Ann Arbor, MI; Gary E. Spilman, Univ of Michigan, Dept of Macromolecular Science, Ann Arbor, MI.

BB7.3
INTERFACIAL PROPERTIES OF POLY(STYRENE-CO-METHYL METHACRYLATE) RANDOM COPOLYMERS: COMPOSITION AND SEQUENCE EFFECTS., Nicole Nowak Pellegrini, Univ of Pennsylvania, Chemical Engineering, Philadelphia, PA; Karen I. Winey, Univ of Pennsylvania, Dept of MS&E, Philadelphia, PA; Sushil Satija, NIST, Reactor Research Div, Gaithersburg, MD; Mohan Sikka, Univ of Pennsylvania, Dept of MS&E, Philadelphia, PA.

BB7.4
DIFFUSIVE DYNAMICS DURING REACTIVE BLEND COMPATIBILIZATION, Richard J. Spontak, North Carolina State Univ, Dept of MS&E, Raleigh, NC; Victor V. Yashin, A.V. Topchiev Inst of Petrochemical Synthesis, Moscow, Russia.

BB7.5
MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF PA/PPO BLENDS IN RELATION TO PROCESSING CONDITIONS, M. Quehen, J. M. Gloaguen, Jean-Marc R. Lefebvre, Univ de Lille, Dept of Sciences & Technologies, Villeneuve, FRANCE.

BB7.6
PHASE DIAGRAMS OF POLYMER MIXTURES IN STATIC CONDITIONS AND UNDER SHEAR FLOW, Sergey Vshivkov, Elena Rusinova, Ilia Zarudko, Ural State Univ, Dept of Chemistry, Ekaterinburg, RUSSIA.

BB7.7
KINK BANDS IN A LAMELLAR DIBLOCK COPOLYMER INDUCED BY LARGE-AMPLITUDE OSCILLATORY SHEAR, Daniel L. Polis, Karen I. Winey, Univ of Pennsylvania, Dept of MS&E, Philadelphia, PA.

SESSION BB8: POLYMER BLENDS II
Chair: George D. Wignall
Thursday Morning, December 5, 1996
Hampton (S)
8:30 AM *BB8.1
COMPATIBLIIZERS MADE FROM COPOLYMERS THAT EXHIBIT STRONG INTERACTIONS, Barry J. Bauer, NIST, Polymers Div, Gaithersburg, MD; Da-Wei Liu, NIST, Dept of Polymers, Gaithersburg, MD.

9:00 AM BB8.2
USING SEGMENTAL INTERACTIONS TO CONTROL MORPHOLOGY OF POLYMER BLENDS, Steven D. Hudson, Case Western Reserve Univ, Dept of Macromolecular Science, Cleveland, OH; Alexander M. Jamieson, Jongryang Kim, Case Western Reserve Univ, Macromolecular Science, Cleveland, OH.

9:15 AM BB8.3
PHASE SEPARATION IN CRYSTALLIZABLE POLYMER BLENDS BASED ON POLY (ARYL ETHER KETONES) AND POLY (ETHER IMIDE), Douglass S. Kalika, Joseph F. Bristow, Univ of Kentucky, Dept of C&ME, Lexington, KY.

9:30 AM BB8.4
DYNAMIC AND STATIC EQUILIBRIUM STRUCTURES IN MELT-PROCESSED EMULSIFIED BLENDS., Adeyinka Adedeji, Univ of Minnesota, Chemical Engr. & Materials Science, Minneapolis, MN; Christopher W. Macosko, Univ of Minnesota, Dept of Chemical Engr & Matls Science, Minneapolis, MN.

9:45 AM BREAK

10:15 AM *BB8.5
MORPHOLOGY DEVELOPMENT DURING POLYMER BLENDING: RECENT ADVANCES AND FURTHER EXAMINATIONS OF THE PHASE INVERSION MECHANISM, Chi-Kai Shih, DuPont, Central Res & Dev, Wilmington, DE.

11:00 AM BB8.7
GLYCIDYL METHACRYLATE (GMA) GRAFTED POLYOLEFINS USED IN THE COMPATIBILIZATION OF POLYOLEFINS/PET BLENDS , George Li Yao, Charles Lee Beatty, Univ of Florida, Dept of MS&E, Gainesville, FL.

11:15 AM BB8.8
THE DISTRIBUTION OF SIS COMPATIBILIZER IN MELT-MIXED POLYSTYRENE-POLYETHYLENE HOMOPOLYMER BLENDS, Ginam Kim, Matthew Libera, Stevens Inst of Technology, Dept of MS&E, Hoboken, NJ; Ramesh Potluri, Costas G. Gogos, Stevens Inst of Technology, Polymer Processing Inst, Hoboken, NJ.

11:30 AM BB8.9
COMPATIBILITY IN BLENDS OF THERMOPLASTICS AND SEMIFLEXIBLE LIQUID CRYSTALLINE TERPOLYESTERS , Clara L. Gonzalez, , Williston, VT; Phillip H. Geil, Univ of Illinois-Urbana, Dept of MS&E, Urbana, IL.

11:45 AM BB8.10
STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONS IN BLOCK COPOLYMER/HOMOPOLYMER BLENDS, Karen I. Winey, Scott B. Pinheiro, Univ of Pennsylvania, Dept of MS&E, Philadelphia, PA.