par De Silva, Johann ;Cousin, Fabrice;Wildes, AR;Geoghegan, M.;Sferrazza, Michele
Référence Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics, 86, 3, 032801
Publication Publié, 2012
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : We demonstrate using neutron reflectometry that the internal interfaces in a trilayer system of two identical thick polystyrene layers sandwiching a much thinner (deuterated) poly(methyl methacrylate) layer 15 nm thick (viscosity matched with the polystyrene layers) increase in roughness at the same rate. When the lower polystyrene layer is replaced with a layer of the same polymer of much greater molecular mass, two different growths of the interfaces are observed. From the growth of the interface for this asymmetric case in the solid regime using the theoretical prediction of the spinodal instability including slippage at the interface, a value of the Hamaker constant of the system has been extracted in agreement with the calculated value. For the symmetric case the rise time of the instability is much faster. © 2012 American Physical Society.