Advanced Multiphasic Polymers (AMP) Group

Objectives

The group led by Ikerbasque Professor A.J. Müller is devoted to understanding structure, morphology, functionality and properties of semi-crystalline multiphasic polymers. The group was created in October 2013 by A.J. Müller together with professors Agurtzane Mugica and Manuela Zubitur. A wide diversity of multiphasic materials are studied by designing and compounding blends, nano-structured blends, nanocomposites and bionanocomposites or by collaborating with different polymer synthesis group that can prepare novel materials capable of providing insights on self-assembly and physical properties.

The techniques commonly employed by the group for its research include Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetry (TGA), cone microcalorimetry, polarized optical microscopy (PLOM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Aditionally, electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) and x-ray diffraction are employed for morphological and structure characterization in collaboration with other groups or using UPV/EHU central facilities. Diverse multiphasic materials are prepared by different techniques of melt compounding and mechanical properties (DMTA, tensile and impact) are also determined as well as rheological behavior in collaboration with the Processing and Rheology groups at Polymat.

Current research lines include:

  1. Nanoscopic confinement in infiltrated polymers and copolymers within nanoporous alumina (AAO).
  2. Multiphasic biodegradable polyesters, including several isodimorfic random copolyesters, bionanocomposites and double crystalline diblock and random copolymers.
  3. Effect of nanofillers to stabilize nanostructured blends of immiscible polymers.
  4. How does chain topology affects polymeric nucleation and crystallization?: cyclic chains, myktoarm block copolymers and linear analogs.
  5. Crystalline memory, self-nucleation and thermal fractionation by SSA (Successive Self-nucleation and Annealing).

Staff

  • Prof. Alejandro J. Müller
    Ikerbasque Research Professor
  • Prof. Agurtzane Mugica
    Assistant Professor (Polymer Science and Technology Department, Chemistry Faculty)
  • Prof. Manoli Zubitur
    Associate Professor (Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department. Polytechnic College of Donostia)
  • Ricardo Arpad Pérez Camargo
    PhD Student
  • Jordana K. Palacios Gutiérrez
    PhD Student
  • Idoia Arandia
    PhD Student
  • Nerea Zaldua
    PhD Student
  • Andrea Oyarzabal
    PhD Student

Recent and current research Projects

  • Project for EDF (Electricité de France) through a contract between POLYMAT and EDF.
    Title: Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposite for Energy Applications
    Lead Researcher: Alejandro J. Müller
    Co-researchers: José Ignacio Eguiazábal y Agustín Etxeberria
    Funding Entity: EDF
    Duration: May 2015-January 2016
  • Project for BASF through a contract between POLYMAT and BASF.
    Title: Crystallization of Polyurethane Polymers
    Lead Researcher: Alejandro J. Müller
    Funding Entity: BASF
    Duration: July 2015-February 2017
  • Project Reference: Proyecto de Infraestructura UPV/EHU: INF 14/38
    Title: DSC de compensación de potencia de alta sensibilidad
    Lead Researcher: Alejandro J. Müller
    Co-researchers: Agurtzane Mugica (UPV/EHU), Antxon Santamaría (UPV/EHU), María Eugenia Muñoz (UPV/EHU), María Elena Calahorra (UPV/EHU), José Ignacio Eguiazábal (UPV/EHU)
    Funding Entity: UPV/EHU
    Duration: July  2014-July de 2015
  • Project Reference: Código de Solicitud: SINF130I001726XV1. Código Administrativo/Ref.: UNPV13-4E-1726.
    Title: Adquisición de un DSC decompensación de potencia de alta sensibilidad.
    Lead Researcher: Alejandro J. Müller
    Co-researchers: Agurtzane Mugica (UPV/EHU), Antxon Santamaría (UPV/EHU), María Eugenia Muñoz (UPV/EHU), María Elena Calahorra (UPV/EHU), José Ignacio Eguiazábal (UPV/EHU)
    Funding Entities: MINECO y UE. Subdirección General de Fondos Europeos para la Investigación, Subprograma Estatal "Proyectos de Infraestructura Científicas y Técnicas y de Equipamiento cofinanciados por el FEDER".
    Duration: July 2014-December 2015
  • Project Reference: MAT2014-53437-C2-2-P
    Title: Nano-Materiales Poliméricos con morfologías y funciones definidas mediante templating (extrínseco) y ensamblamiento (intrínseco).
    Lead Researcher: Alejandro J. Müller
    Co-researchers: Agurtzane Mugica (UPV/EHU), Manuela Zubitur (UPV/EHU), Antxon Santamaría (UPV/EHU), Rose Mary Michell (Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela)
    Funding Entity: MINECO (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain)
    Duration: May 2014-May 2017
  • Project Reference: n/a
    Title: Ikerbasque Start-up Fund
    Lead Researcher: Alejandro J. Müller
    Funding Entities: Ikerbasque
    Duration: November 2014-December 2016
  • Project Reference: n/a
    Title: Ayuda para la promoción de proyectos de investigación entre UPPA-UPV/EHU-2014.
    Lead Researchers: Alejandro J. Müller (UPV/EHU) y Frederic Leonardi (UPPA)
    Co-researchers: Agurtzane Mugica (UPV/EHU), Manuela Zubitur (UPV/EHU), Antxon Santamaría (UPV/EHU), María Eugenia Muñoz (UPV/EHU), José Ignacio Eguiazábal (UPV/EHU), Sylvie Dagreou (UPPA), Ahmed Allal (UPPA).
    Funding Entity: UPV/EHU
    Duration: November  2014-October  2015.
  • Project Reference: S-PE13UN051
    Title: Efecto del confinamiento microscópico y nanoscópico sobre la morfología, nucleación y cristalización de polímeros.
    Lead Researcher: Antxon Santamaría
    Co-researchers: Alejandro J. Müller, María Eugenia Muñoz (UPV/EHU), Agurtzane Mugica (UPV/EHU), Carmen Mijangos (ICTP, CSIC, Madrid)
    Funding Entity: Proyecto Saiotek (Gobierno Vasco).
    Duration: January 2013 to July 2014
  • Project Reference: IT330-10
    Title: Diseño de Bionanocompuestos Poliméricos para Aplicaciones Específicas
    Lead Researcher: María Milagros Cortázar
    Co-researchers: Agurtzane Mugica (UPV/EHU), Elena Calahorra (UPV/EHU), María Jesús Fernández (UPV/EHU), María Dolores Fernández (UPV/EHU), María Manuela Zubitur (UPV/EHU).
    Funding Entity: Gobierno Vasco (Grupos Consolidados)
    Duration: January 2010 to December 2012
  • Project Reference:  S-PE11UN037
    Title: Nanotecnología para la reducción de la inflamabilidad de materiales poliméricos.
    Lead Researcher: María Manuela Zubitur Soroa
    Co-researchers: Agurtzane Mugica (UPV/EHU),  Elena Calahorra (UPV/EHU), María Jesús Fernández (UPV/EHU), María Dolores Fernández (UPV/EHU),
    Funding Entity: Gobierno Vasco
    Duration: January 2011 to Diciembre 2013
  • Project Reference:  MAT2010-21070-C02-01
    Title: Estrategias para el diseño de nanocomposites basadas en dinamica de mezclado y modificacion de la interfase
    Lead Researcher:  Gary James Ellis (ICTP, CSIC, Madrid)
    Co-researchers: María Milagros Cortázar (UPV/EHU), Agurtzane Mugica (UPV/EHU), María Manuela Zubitur (UPV/EHU), Carlos Marco Rocha (ICTP, CSIC, Madrid), Gerardo Martinez Albillos ICTP, CSIC, Madrid), Mª Angeles Gómez Rodríguez (ICTP, CSIC, Madrid), Rebeca Bouza Padin (ICTP, CSIC, Madrid),
    Funding Entity: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
    Duration: January 2010 to December 2012
  • Project Reference: S-PE10UN06
    Title: Nanocompuestos poliméricos con moléculas bioactivas: modulación de la dosificación por control de la interfase
    Lead Researcher: María Milagros Cortázar
    Co-researchers: Agurtzane Mugica (UPV/EHU),  Elena Calahorra (UPV/EHU), María Jesús Fernández (UPV/EHU), María Dolores Fernández (UPV/EHU), María Manuela Zubitur (UPV/EHU).
    Funding Entity: Gobierno Vasco
    Duration: January 2010 to June 2012

Recent and forthcoming papers

  • Casas, M. T.; Michell, R. M.; Blaszczyk-Lezak I.; Puiggalí, J.; Mijangos C.; Lorenzo A. T.; Müller A. J., Polymer, 2015, 70, 282-289. "Self-assembly of semicrystalline PE-b-PS diblock copolymers within AAO nanoporous templates"
  • Liu C.-L.; Lin M.-C.; Chen H.-L.; Müller A. J., Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 4451-4460. "Evolution of Crystal Orientation in One-Dimensionally Confined Space Templated by Lamellae-Forming Block Copolymers"
  • Müller, A.J.; Ávila, M.; Saenz, G.; Salazar, J. "Crystallization of PLA-based Materials", pp. 66-98, Chapter 3 in Poly(lactic acid) Science and Technology: Processing, Properties, Additives and Applications, Editor(s): Alfonso Jiménez, Mercedes Peltzer, Roxana Ruseckaite. 2015. DOI: 10.1039/9781782624806-00066. RSC Polymer Chemistry Series.
  • Vernaez, O.; Dagreou, S.; Grassl, B.; Müller, A.J. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2015, 111, 159-168. "Degradation of styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) in anaerobic conditions".
  • Arandia, I.; Mugica, A.; Zubitur, M.; Arbe, A.; Liu, G.; Wang, D.; Mincheva, R.; Dubois, Ph.; Müller, A. J., Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 43-57. "How composition determines the properties of isodimorphic poly(butylene succinate-ran-butylene azelate) random biobased copolymers: from single to double crystalline random copolymers".
  • Wang, J.; Zhaolei, L.; Perez, R. A.; Müller, A. J.; Zhang, B.; Grayson, S. M.; Hu, W., Polymer, 2015, 63, 34-40. "Comparing crystallization rates between linear and cyclic poly(epsilon-caprolactones) via fast-scan chip-calorimeter measurements".
  • Müller, A. J.; Michell, R. M.; Pérez, R. A.; Lorenzo, A. T., European Polymer Journal, 2015, 65, 132-154. "Succesive self-nucleation and annealing (SSA): Correct design of thermal protocol and applications".
  • Guan, Y.; Liu, G.; Ding, G.; Yang, T.; Müller, A. J.; Wang, D., Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 2526-2533 (April). "Enhanced crystallization from the glassy state of poly(L‑lactic acid) confined in anodic alumina oxide nanopores" .
  • Pérez, A.; Meléndez, I.; Vera, I.; Cova, A., Müller, A. J., Journal of Food Engineering, 2015, 165, 93-103. "Thermal and tensile properties of corn semolina-protein blends in the glassy state".
  • Pérez, R. A.; López, J. V.; Hoskins, J. N.; Zhang, B.; Grayson, S. M.;Casas, M. T.; Puiggalí, J.; Müller, A. J. Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 3553−3566. "Nucleation and antinucleation effects of functionalized carbon nanotubes on cyclic and linear poly(ε-caprolactones)".
  • Vernáez, O.; Müller, A. J. Rheologica Acta, 2014, 53, 385–399. "Relaxation time spectra from short frequency range small-angle dynamic rheometry".
  • Pérez, R. A.; Córdova, M. E.; López, J. V.; Hoskins, J. N.; Zhang, B.; Grayson, S. M.; Müller, A. J. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2014, 80, 71-82. "Nucleation, crystallization, self-nucleation and thermal fractionation of cyclic and linear poly(e-caprolactone)s".
  • Jerónimo, K.; Cruz, V. L.; Ramos, J.; Vega, J.F.; Trujillo, M.; Müller, A. J.; Martínez-Salazar, J. European Polymer Journal, 2014, 56, 194-204. "Computer simulations of the early stages of crystal nucleation of linear and short chain branched polyethylene on carbon nanotubes".
  • Vega, J. F.; Da Silva, Y.; Vicente-Alique, E.; Núñez-Ramírez, R.; Trujillo, M.; Arnal, M. L.; Müller, A. J. Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 5668−5681 . "Influence of Chain Branching and Molecular Weight on Melt Rheology and Crystallization of Polyethylene/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites".
  • Michell, R. M.; Blaszczyk-Lezak, I.; Mijangos, C.; Müller, A. J. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 2014, 52, 1179–1194. "Confined Crystallization of Polymers within Anodic Aluminum Oxide Templates".
  • Müller, A.J.; Lorenzo, A.T.; Hirao, A. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 2014, 25, 1257-1263. "Crystallization behavior of polyethylene/polystyrene AmBn miktoarm star copolymers".
  • Cavallo, D.; Gardella, L.; Portale, G.; Müller, A. J.; Alfonso, G. C. Polymer, 2014, 55, 137-142. "Self-nucleation of isotactic poly(1-butene) in the trigonal modification".
  • Cavallo, D.; Gardella, L.; Portale, G.; Müller, A. J..; Alfonso, G. C. Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 870-873. "Kinetics of cross-nucleation in isotactic poly(1-butene)".
  • Michell, R. M.; Blaszczyk-Lezak, I.; Mijangos, C.; Müller, A. J.Macromolecular Symposia, 2014, 337, 109-115. "Confinement induced first order crystallization kinetics for the poly(ethylene oxide) block within a PEO-b-PB diblock copolymer infiltrated within alumina nano-porous template".
  • Pérez, A.; Sandoval, A. J.; Cova, A.; Müller, A. J.Carbohydrate Polymers, 2014, 105, 244-252. "Glass transitions and physical aging of cassava starch – Corn oil blends".
  • Corres, M.A.; Zubitur M.; Cortázar, M.; Mugica A.
    Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2013 98 (3), 818-828. "Thermal decomposition of phenoxy/clay nanocomposites: effect of organoclay microstructure"
  • Su, H.-H.; Chen, H.-L.; Díaz, A.; Casas, M. T.; Hoskins, J. N.; Grayson, S. M.; Pérez, R. A.; Puiggalí, J.; Müller, A. J.Polymer, 2013, 54, 846-859). "New insights on the crystallization and melting of cyclic PCL chains on the basis of a modified Thomson-Gibbs equation
  • Benítez, A.; Sánchez, J. J.; Arnal, M. L.; Müller, A. J.Rodríguez, O.; Morales, G. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2013, 98, 490-501. "Abiotic degradation of LDPE and LLDPE formulated with a pro-oxidant additive". 
  • Fernandes, V. A.; Müller, A. J.Sandoval, A. J. Journal of Food Engineering, 2013, 116, 97-108. "Thermal, structural and rheological characteristics of dark chocolate with different compositions". (
  • Laoutid, F.; Estrada, E.; Michell, R. M.; Bonnaud L.; Müller, A. J.Dubois, Ph. Polymer, 2013, 54, 3982-3993. "The influence of nanosilica on the nucleation, crystallization and tensile properties of PP-PC and PP-PA blends". 
  • Michell, R. M.; Blaszczyk-Lezak, I.; Mijangos, C.; Müller, A. J.Polymer, 2013, 54, 4059−4077. "Confinement effects on polymer crystallization: From droplets to alumina nanopores".
  • Cavallo, D.; Gardella, L.; Portale, G.; Müller, A. J.Polymer, 2013, 54, 4637-4644. "On cross- and self-nucleation in seeded crystallization of isotactic poly(1-butene)".
  • Benítez, A.; Sánchez, J. J.; Arnal, M. L.; Müller, A. J.Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2013, 98, 490-501. "Monitoring abiotic degradation of branched polyethylenes formulated with pro-oxidants through different mechanical tests".
  • Velásquez, E.; Oliva, H.; Müller, A. J.López, J. V.; Vega, J.; Meira, G. R.; Wambach, M. Polymer Engineering and Science, 2013, 53, 1886–1900. "Instability of styrene / polystyrene / polybutadiene / polystyrene-b-polybutadiene emulsions that emulate styrene polymerization in the presence of polybutadiene".
  • Luk, E.; Sandoval, A. J.; Cova, A.; Müller, A. J.Carbohydrate Polymers, 2013, 98, 659-664. "Anti-plasticization of cassava starch by complexing fatty acids".
  • Samuel, C.; Cayuela, J.; Barakat, I.; Müller, A. J.Raquez, J.-M.; Dubois, Ph. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2013, 5, 11797-11807. "Stereocomplexation of polylactide enhanced by poly(methyl methacrylate): Improved processability
  • Zubitur, M;  Cortázar, M.;  Mugica A.
    Macromolecular Symposia, 2012 321-322 (1), 166-169. "Isothermal crystallization behavior of poly(p-dioxanone) layered double hydroxides nanocomposites".
  • Contreras, J. M.; Rondón, M. S.; López-Carrasquero, F.; Arnal, M. L.; Müller, A. J. Revista Iberoamericana de Polímeros, 2012, 13, 29-40. "Síntesis y caracterización de terpolímeros tribloque polibutadieno-b-poli(óxido de etileno)-b-poli(e-caprolactona) (PB-b-POE-b-PCL) por activación de grupos terminales".
  • García, L.; Cova, A.; Sandoval, A. J.; Müller, A. J.Carrasquel, L. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2012, 87, 1375-1382. "Glass transition temperatures of cassava starch–whey protein concentrate systems at low and intermediate water content".
  • Quero E.; Müller, A. J.Signori F.; Coltelli M.-B.; Bronco S. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2012, 213, 36–48. "Isothermal Cold-Crystallization of PLA/PBAT Blends With and Without the Addition of Acetyl Tributyl Citrate".
  • Rivero, D.; Gouveia, L. M.; Müller, A. J.Sáez, A. E. Rheologica Acta, 2012, 51, 13-20. "Shear-thickening behavior of high molecular weight poly(ethylene oxide) solutions".
  • Trujillo, M.; Arnal, M. L.; Müller, A. J.Mujica, M. A.; Urbina de Navarro, C.; Ruelle, B.; Dubois, Ph. Polymer, 2012, 53, 832-841. "Supernucleation and crystallization regime change provoked by MWNT addition to poly(ε-caprolactone)".
  • Michell, R. M.; Blaszczyk-Lezak, I.; Lorenzo, A. T.; Martín, J.; Müller, A. J.; Mijangos, C.; Ming-Champ, L.; Hsin-Lung, C. Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 1517−1528. "The Crystallization of Confined Polymers and Block Copolymers Infiltrated Within Alumina Nanotube Templates".
  • Chaim, I. A.; Sabino, M. A.; Mendt, M.; Müller, A. J.Ajami, D. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2012, 6, 272-279 . "Evaluation of the potential of novel PCL-PPDX biodegradable scaffolds as support materials for cartilage tissue engineering".
  • Barrios, S.E.; Contreras, J. M.; López-Carrasquero, F.; Müller, A. J.Revista de la Facultad de Ingeniería UCV, 2012, 27, 97-105. "Chemical modification of cassava starch by carboxymethylation reactions using monochloro acetate as modifying agent".
  • Sandoval, A. J.; Barreiro, J. A.; Müller, A. J.Revista de la Facultad de Agronomía LUZ, 2012, 29, 475-493. "Moisture adsorption isotherms of amorphous cassava starch at different temperatures determined by a dynamic vapor sorption technique".
  • Cova, A.; Müller, A. J.Laredo, E.; Sandoval, A. J. Journal of Food Engineering, 2012, 113, 265-274. "Effect of two different lipid sources on glass transition temperatures and tensile properties of corn semolina".
  • Michell, R. M.; Müller, A. J.Boschetti-de-Fierro, A.; Lison, V.; Raquez, J.-M.; Dubois, Ph.; Fierro, D. Polymer, 2012, 53, 5657-5665. "Novel poly(ester-urethane)s based on polylactide: From reactive extrusion to crystallization and thermal properties".
  • Zubitur, M.; Corres, M. A.; Cortázar, M.; Mugica, A.
    Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2011 92 (2), 407-416. "Thermal and thermo-oxidative degradation of poly(hydroxy ether of bisphenol-A) studied by TGA/FTIR and TGA/MS".
  • Rodríguez, M.; Xue, J.; Gouveia, L. M.; Müller, A. J.; Sáez, A. E.; Rigolini, J.; Grassl, B. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2011, 373, 66-73. "Shear rheology of anionic and zwitterionic modified polyacrylamides".
  • Rojas de Gáscue, B.; Prin, J. L.; Hernández, G.; Vallés, E. M.; Lorenzo, A. T.; Müller, A. J. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2011, 103, 669 – 678. "Use of the successive self-nucleation and annealing technique to characterize 60Co gamma irradiated HDPEs".
  • Yeh, C. L.; Hou, T.; Chen, H. L.; Yeh, L. Y.; Chiu F. C.; Müller, A. J.; Hadjichristidis, N. Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 440 – 443. "Lower critical ordering transition of poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(2-vinylpyridine)".
  • Mollega, S.; Barrios, S.; Feijoo, J. L.; Contreras, J. M.; Müller, A. J.; López-Carrasquero, F. Revista de la Facultad de Ingeniería UCV, 2011, 26, 117-128. "Modificación química de almidón de yuca mediante la reacción de carboximetilación en medio acuoso".
  • Cuggino, J.; Calderón, M.; Alvarez, C.; Strumia, M.; Silva, K.; Penott-Chang, E.; Müller, A. J. Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, 2011, 357, 147-156. "New dendronized polymers from acrylate behera amine and their ability to produce visco-elastic structured fluids when mixed with CTAT wormlike micelles".
  • Córdova, M. E.; Lorenzo, A. T.; Müller, A. J.; Hoskins, J. N.; Grayson, S. M. Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 1742-1746. "A Comparative Study on the Crystallization Behavior of Analogous -caprolactones)".
  • Müller, A. J.; Arnal, M. L.; Trujillo, M.; Lorenzo, A. T. European Polymer Journal, 2011, 47, 614–629. "Super-nucleation in nanocomposites and confinement effects on the crystallizable components within block copolymers, miktoarm star copolymers and nanocomposites".
  • Lin, M.-C.; Wang, Y.-C.; Chen, H.-L.; Müller, A. J.; Su, C.-J.; Jeng, U.-S. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2011, 115, 2492-2502. "Critical analysis of the crystal orientation behavior in polyethylene-based crystalline-amorphous diblock copolymer".
  • Madrigal, L.; Sandoval, A. J; Müller, A. J. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2011, 85, 875-884. "Effects of corn oil on glass transition temperatures of cassava starch".
  • Bello, A.; Laredo, E.; Marval, J.; Grimau, M.; Arnal, M. L.; Müller, A. J.; Ruelle, B.; Dubois, Ph. Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 2819-2828. "Universality and percolation in biodegradable -caprolactone)/Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites from Broad Band Alternating and Direct Current Conductivity at various temperatures".
  • Cordova, M. E.; Lorenzo, A. T.; Müller, A. J.; Gani, L.; Tence-Girault, S.; Leibler, L. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2011, 212, 1335-1350. "The Influence of Blend Morphology (Co-Continuous or Sub-Micrometer Droplets Dispersions) on the Nucleation and Crystallization Kinetics of Double Crystalline Polyethylene/Polyamide Blends Prepared by Reactive Extrusion".
  • Sandoval, A. J.; Guilarte, D.; Barreiro, J. A.; Lucci, E.; Müller, A. J. Food Biophysics, 2011, 424, 424–433. "Determination of Moisture Sorption Characteristics of Oat Flour by Static and Dynamic Techniques with and Without Thymol as an Antimicrobial Agent".
  • Lorenzo, A. T.; Arnal, M. L.; Müller, A. J.; Lin, M.-C., Chen, H.-L. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2011, 212, 2009-2016. "SAXS/DSC Analysis of the Lamellar Thickness Distribution on a SSA Thermally Fractionated Model Polyethylene".
  • Lin, M.-C.; Su, C.-J.; Wang, Y.-C.; Jeng, U-S.; Chen, J.-H.; Chen, H.-L.; Müller, A. J.; Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 6875–6884. "Orthogonal Crystal Orientation in Double-Crystalline Block Copolymer".
  • Michell, R. M.; Müller, A. J.; Spasova, M.; Dubois, P.; Burattini, S.; Greenland, B. W.; Hamley, I. W.; Hermida-Merino, D.; Cheval, N.; Fahmi, A. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2011, 49, 1397-1409. "Crystallization and stereocomplexation behavior of poly(D- and L-lactide)-b-poly(N,N-dimethylamino-2-ethyl methacrylate) block copolymers".
  • Casas, M. T.; Puiggalí, J.; Raquez, J.-M.; Dubois, P.; Córdova, M. E.; Müller, A. J.  Polymer, 2011, 52, 5166-5177. "Single crystals morphology of biodegradable double crystalline PLLA-b-PCL diblock copolymers".
  • Sandoval, A. J.; Barreiro, J. A.; Müller, A. J. Interciencia, 2011, 36, 848-852. "Determination of moisture adsorption isotherms of rice flour using a dynamic vapour sorption technique".
  • Tenía, R.; Karam, A.; Yañez, J. D.; Prin, J. L.; Rojas de Gáscue, B., Müller, A. J. Revista Iberoamericana de Polímeros, 2011, 12, 352-359. "Evaluación por autonucleación y recocidos sucesivos (SSA) de la heterogeneidad estructural en polietilenos sintetizados con sistemas catalíticos Py".
  • Zubitur, M.; Mugica, A.;  Areizaga, J.; Cortázar, M.
    Colloid and Polymer Science, 2010, 288, 809-818. "Morphology and thermal properties relationship in poly(p-dioxanone)/layered double hydroxide nanocomposites".
  • Rojas, M. R.; Müller, A. J.; Sáez, A. E. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2010, 342, 103-109. "Effect of ionic environment on the rheology of wormlike micelle solutions of mixtures of surfactants with opposite charge".
  • Córdoba, M.; Lorenzo, A. T.; Müller, A. J.; Fragouli, P.; Iatrou, H.; Hadjichristidis, N. Macromolecular Symposia, 2010, 282, 101-106. "Crystallization and physical ageing of poly (2-vinyl pyridine)-b-poly(ethylene oxide) diblock copolymers".
  • Castillo, R. V.; Müller, A. J.; Raquez, J. M.; Dubois, Ph. Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 4149-4160. "Crystallization kinetics and morphology of biodegradable double crystalline PLLA-b-PCL diblock copolymers".
  • Michell, R. M.; Müller, A. J.; Deshayes, G.; Dubois, Ph. European Polymer Journal, 2010, 46, 1334-1344. "Effect of sequence distribution on the isothermal crystallization kinetics and successive self--Caprolactone-co--Caprolactam) copolymers ".
  • Cova, A.; Sandoval, A. J.; Balsamo, V.; Müller, A. J. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2010, 81, 660-667. "The effect of hydrophobic modifications on the adsorption isotherms of cassava starch".
  • Rivero, I. E.; Balsamo, V.; Müller, A. J. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2009, 75, 343-350. "Microwave-assisted modification of starch for compatibilizing LLDPE/starch blends"..
  • Gouveia, L. M.; Müller, A. J. Rheologica Acta, 2009, 48, 163-175 . "The effect of NaCl addition on the rheological behavior of cetyltrimethylammonium p -toluenesulfonate (CTAT) aqueous solutions and their mixtures with hydrophobically modified polyacrylamide aqueous solutions".
  • Müller, A. J.; Lorenzo, A. T.; Arnal, M. L. Macromolecular Symposia, 2009, 277, 207–214 . "Recent advances and applications of Successive Self-Nucleation and Annealing (SSA) High Speed thermal fractionation".
  • Perdomo, J.; Cova, A.; Sandoval, A. J; García, L.; Laredo, E.; Müller, A. J. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2009, 76, 305-313. "Glass transition temperatures and water sorption isotherms of cassava starch".
  • Boschetti-de-Fierro, A.; Pardey, R.; Savino, V.; Müller, A. J. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2009, 111, 2851–2858. "Piezoresistive behavior of epoxy matrix-carbon fiber composites with different reinforcement arrangements "..
  • Sandoval, A. J; Nuñez, M.; Müller, A. J.; Della Valle, G.; Lourdin, D. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2009, 76, 528-534. "Glass transition temperatures of a ready to eat breakfast cereal formulation and its main components determined by DSC and DMTA".
  • Gouveia, L. M.; Grassl, B.; Müller, A. J. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2009, 333, 152-163. "Synthesis and rheological properties of hydrophobically modified polyacrylamides with lateral chains of poly(propylene oxide) oligomers". 
  • Laredo, E; Newman, D.; Bello, A.; Müller, A. J. European Polymer Journal, 2009, 45, 1506-1515. "Primary and Secondary Dielectric Relaxations in Semi-Crystalline and Amorphous Starch".
  • Castillo, R. V.; Müller, A. J. Progress in Polymer Science, 2009, 34, 516-560. "Crystallization and morphology of biodegradable or biostable single and double crystalline block copolymers".
  • Amundarain, J. L.; Castro, L. J.; Rojas, M. R.; Siquier, S.; Ramírez, N.; Müller, A. J.; Saez, A. E. Rheologica Acta, 2009, 48, 491-498. "Solutions of xanthan gum/guar gum mixtures: shear rheology, porous media flow, and solids transport in annular flow ".
  • Vega, J. F.; Martínez-Salazar, J.; Trujillo, M.; Arnal, M. L.; Müller, A. J.; Bredeau, S.; Dubois, Ph. Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 4719-4727. "Rheology, processing, tensile properties and crystallization of polyethylene/carbon nanotube nanocomposites". 
  • Fernández, C. E.; Bermudez, M.; Versteegen, R. M.; Meijer, E. W.; Müller, A. J.; Muñoz-Guerra, S. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B-Polymer Physics, 2009, 14, 1368-1380 . "Crystallization Studies on Linear Aliphatic n-Polyurethanes".
  • Paillet, S.; Grassl, B.; Khoukh, A.; Torres, M.; Desbrieres, J.; Müller, A. J. Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 4914-4917. "Rheological Behavior of Bigrafted Hydrophobically Modified Polyelectrolyte". 
  • Newman, D.; Laredo, E.; Bello, A.; Grillo, A.; Feijoo, J. L.; Müller, A. J. Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 5219-5225. "Molecular mobilities in biodegradable poly(D,L-Lactide)/poly(e-caprolactone) blends". 
  • Calderon, M.; Velasco, M. I.; Strumia, M. C.; Lorenzo, A. T.; Müller, A. J.; Rojas, M. R.; Sáez, A. E. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2009, 336, 462-469. "Synthesis of amphiphilic dendrons and their interactions in aqueous solutions with cetyltrimethylammonium p-toluenesulfonate (CTAT)".
  • Brett, B.; Figueroa, M.; Sandoval, A. J; Barreiro, J.; Müller, A. J. Food Biophysics, 2009, 4, 151-157. "Moisture Sorption Characteristics of Starchy Products. Oat Flour and Rice Flour".
  • Priftis, D.; Sakellariou, G.; Hadjichristidis, N.; Penott-Chang, E.; Lorenzo, A. T.; Müller, A. J. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A-Polymer Chemistry, 2009, 47, 4379-4390. "Surface modification of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with biocompatible polymers via ring opening and living anionic surface initiated polymerization. Kinetics and crystallization behavior".
  • Michell, R. M.; Müller, A. J.; Castelletto V.; Hamley, I.; Deshayes G.; Dubois Ph. Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 6671-6681. "Effect of Sequence Distribution on the Morphology, Crystallization, Melting, and Biodegradation of Poly(ε-caprolactone-co-ε-caprolactam) Copolymers".
  • Lorenzo, A. T.; Müller, A. J.; Lin, M. C.; Chen, H. L.; Jeng, U. S.; Priftis, D.; Pitsikalis, M.; Hadjichristidis, N. Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 8353-8364. "Influence of macromolecular architecture on the crystallization of (PS2)-b-(PCL2) 4-miktoarm star block copolymers in comparison to linear PCL-b-PS diblock copolymer analogues".
  • Ferris, J. J.; Sandoval, A. J.; Barreiro, J. A.; Sánchez, J. J., Müller, A. J. Journal of Food Engineering, 2009, 95, 677-683. "Gelation kinetics of an imitation-mortadella emulsion during heat treatment determined by oscillatory rheometry".
  • Núñez, M.; Sandoval, A. J.; Müller, A. J. Della Valle, G.; Lourdin, D. Food Biophysics, 2009, 4, 291-303. "Thermal Characterization and Phase Behavior".
  • Zubitur, M.; Cortázar M.
    Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2009, 94(5), 804-809. "Structural characterization and thermal decomposition of layered double hydroxide/poly(p-dioxanone) nanocomposites".

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Prof. Alejandro J.  MÜLLER
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