For blends of a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and a poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoro acetone) [P(VDF-HFA)], we examined phase behavior and crystalline melting (T m) and glass transition (T g) temperatures. In the range 130–160°C, which is a miscible one-phase region between their lower critical solution temperature (LCST: T c ¼ 220°C; f c ⬵ 0.5) and T m ( ⬵ 120°C) of P(VDF-HFA), simultaneous measurements of transient tensile stress j(t) and birefringence Dn(t) were conducted via elongational flow opto-rheometry (EFOR) on the blends under uniaxial elongation at constant Hencky strain rates. The stress optical coefficient C(t)( ⬅ Dn(t)/j(t)) increased monotonically with increasing volume fraction f P(VDF-HFA) of P(VDF-HFA) in the blend. Molten PMMA/P(VDF-HFA) blends in the one-phase region appear to follow the stress optical rule with C(t) obeying the simple additivity: C(t) ¼ C P(VDF-HFA)f P(VDF-HFA) þ C PMMAf PMMA with the suffices being relevant to each component. The value of C(t) extrapolated to f P(VDF-HFA) ¼ 1 yielded C P(VDF-HFA) ¼ 6.5 х 10 ¹9 Pa ¹1. The C(t) vs f P(VDF-NFA) behavior suggested that C(t) can be zero for the (97/3) blend or the addition of only 3% P(VDF-HFA) to PMMA makes the blend non-birefringent. Thus, P(VDF-HFA) can be an optimal modifier when PMMA is used as a high-technology optical material, e.g., optical discs and lenses.
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Polymer Communication Elongational flow birefringence of poly(methyl methacrylate)/ poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoro acetone) blends / Yoshihisa Kano, Masami Okamoto, Tadao Kotaka, // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 2459–2463.