Polymer-polymer blends of rigid-rod and random-coil macromolecules are obtained by ionomer blend formation. The molecular dispersion of the rod molecules in the matrix polymer is achieved by acid-base interactions. The reinforcement effect in terms of the Young's modulus is discussed as a function of the degree of polymerization of the rods. By treating the reinforcer molecule as a fuzzy cylinder the reinforcement effect can be correlated to the reinforcers' size and shape. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bayer, A., Datko, A., & Eisenbach, C. D. (2005). Interactions and mechanical properties of rod-coil ionomer blend. In Polymer (Vol. 46, pp. 6614–6622). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2005.05.015