J. Phys. II France
Volume 1, Numéro 8, August 1991
Page(s) 909 - 919
DOI: 10.1051/jp2:1991101
J. Phys. II France 1 (1991) 909-919

The spinodal decomposition process of polymer films

B. M. Forrest and D. W. Heermann

Institut f"ur theoretische physik and Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für wissenchaftliches Rechnen, Universität Heidelberg, 6900 Heidelberg, Germany

(Received 24 April 1997, received in final form 5 August 1997, accepted 1 September 1997)

We investigate the decomposition of a polymer blend film by Monte Carlo simulations. For this we have calculated the coexistance curve of polymers with length N=10 monomers and present estimates of the exponents characterising the growth of the typical domains. The scaling properties of the decomposition process is also investigated.

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