Energy-Based Predictive Criterion for LCP Fibrillation in LCP/ Thermoplastic Polymer Blends under Shear

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Author(s)

  • S. C. Joshi
  • Y. C. Lam
  • K. C. Tam
  • L. Li
  • X. Hu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3314-3324
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume90
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This article relates the fibrillation of liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) under shear in its blend with a thermoplastic polymer (TP) to the relative rate of energy utilization in the LCP and TP phases. The development of a criterion based on the energy relationship for predicting LCP fibrillation in the blend is discussed. The formation of LCP fibers in the blends of LCP with polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), and silica-filled polypropylene (PP) was studied to validate the criterion and to demonstrate its applicability. For all the blends, viscosity data were obtained by using a capillary rheometer, which was subsequently used to estimate the rate of energy utilization in the LCP and the matrix phases. The predictions based on the proposed criterion were verified through the morphological investigations carried out on the extrudates obtained from the same capillary experiments. The energy-based criterion was easy to implement, could account for the effect of variable LCP concentration and fillers in the blend, and could provide reliable predictions for a variety of LCP/TP blends. © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Research Area(s)

  • Liquid crystalline polymers, Shear deformation, Viscosity

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Citation Format(s)

Energy-Based Predictive Criterion for LCP Fibrillation in LCP/ Thermoplastic Polymer Blends under Shear. / Joshi, S. C.; Lam, Y. C.; Yue, C. Y. et al.
In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 90, No. 12, 13.12.2003, p. 3314-3324.

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