Interdiffusion of cyclic polystyrene (c-hPS) / cyclic deuterated polystyrene (c-dPS) laminated film whose molecular weights are ca.50 k was examined by neutron reflectivity and dynamic secondary ion mass spectroscopy. It has been found that time evolution of the interfacial thicknesses of (c-hPS/c-dPS) multi-layer films are similar to those of the corresponding linear hPS/linear dPS (l-hPS/l-dPS) bilayer films at short time region. However, at the annealing time longer than 5×103 s, the interfacial thicknesses of (c-hPS/c-dPS) multi-layer films are evidently larger than those of the (l-hPS/l-dPS) films at each observing time. These results can be explained in terms of the less entanglement nature of cyclic polymers than that of the linear ones.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Materials Science
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering