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Key role of entropy in nanoparticle dispersion: polystyrene-nanoparticle/linear-polystyrene nanocomposites as a model system

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Dilution of contact, hard sphere-like, nanoparticlenanoparticle interactions upon mixing plays a key role in explaining nanoparticle dispersion in athermal all-polymer nanocomposites, as illustrated for polystyrene-nanoparticle/linear-polystyrene blends as a model system.

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The article was received on 13 Sep 2007, accepted on 26 Nov 2007, published on 07 Dec 2007 and first published online on 07 Dec 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B714107F
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2008,10, 650-651
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    Key role of entropy in nanoparticle dispersion: polystyrene-nanoparticle/linear-polystyrene nanocomposites as a model system

    J. A. Pomposo, A. Ruiz de Luzuriaga, A. Etxeberria and J. Rodríguez, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2008, 10, 650
    DOI: 10.1039/B714107F

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