Neutron scattering on polymer blends of deutero-poly(methyl methacrylate) (D-PMMA) and poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) with 19 wt% acrylonitrile (PSAN-19) exhibits excess scattering for scattering vectors Q ~<0.2 nm-~ if the volume fraction of D-PMMA is less than 0.5 and greater than 0.05. The range of occurrence and the amount of excess scattering depends to a certain degree on the procedure of sample preparation. If the excess scattering is eliminated by linear extrapolation from large to small Q in the Zimm representation, the residual scattering intensity in the small and intermediate Q-range can be interpreted by the mean field approach of de Gennes with a concentration-dependent effective interaction parameter. The scattering intensity in the intermediate Q-range can be described with the coil scattering function of Debye using effective radii of gyration and interaction parameters obtained from Q~0 extrapolated scattering data. In the intermediate Q-range the scattering curves of D-PMMA in the bulk and in the investigated blends show small differences outside the limits of experimental error. These differences are interpreted as an environmental influence of the conformation of the PMMA chain.
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Structure and thermodynamics in polymer blends. Neutron scattering measurements on blends of poly(methyl methacrylate) and poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) / K. Hahn and B. J. Schmitt // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 5150-5166.