R. Horst and B. A. Wolf
"Calculation of Miscibility Behavior of Multinary Polymer Blends"
Macromolecular Symposia 1996, 112, 39-46.
Abstract: A method for the calculation of phase diagrams (tie lines and binodal, spinodal, critical points and their stability) based exclusively on the Gibbs energy of mixing, Delta G, is presented which does not require the calculation of the derivatives with respect to the composition. The method is demonstrated for ternary mixtures of two homopolymers and the corresponding copolymer, and for quaternary and quinternary blends of five polymers exhibiting a closed miscibility gap. The advantages of the presented method become most obvious in the mathematical description of measured phase diagrams, where complex composition dependencies of the interaction parameter are observed.

preprint number: 174