Controlling Molecular Weight Distributions Through the Mixing of Low Dispersity Polymer Samples: A Predictive Framework

2019-06-06T16:06:56Z (GMT) by Maarten Rubens Tanja Junkers
The physical properties of polymer samples are dependent on the overall shape and breadth of the molecular weight distribution (MWD). A small number of methods are available to tune the shape and characteristics of MWDs based on influencing controlled radical polymerizations and on mixing of individual distributions. However, no systematic framework exists to date to predict the characteristics and shapes of artificial MWDs prior the experiments. In this work we present such framework based on interpolation of individual distributions.