Advanced Multiphasic Polymers (AMP) Group

Objectives

To study the structure, nucleation, crystallization, thermal and mechanical properties of diverse multiphasic polymeric systems. The materials currently being investigated include:

  • Semi-crystalline polymers: polyolefins, polyesters, polyurethanes and semi-crystalline thermoplastic materials in general.
  • Cyclic Polymers.
  • Biodegradable Polyesters: PLLA, PBS, PBAz, PCL and several other aliphatic thermoplastic polyesters.
  • Blends: immiscible polymeric blends of thermoplastic materials incorporating several compatibilization strategies (reactive extrusion, addition of compatibilizers, etc.)
  • Block copolymers: linear diblock copolymers, triblock terpolymers, myktoarm copolymers. All of these copolymers incorporate one or more crystallizable blocks.
  • Random copolymers: biobased random copolyesters with isodimorphic behavior.
  • Nanocomposites: polymeric matrices with carbon nanotubes, nanoclays, nanosilica and other nanofillers.
  • Hybrid materials: infiltrated polymers and block copolymers within nanoporous alumina.

Current research activities include:

  • Morphological studies (polarized light optical microscopy (PLOM), TEM, SEM, AFM).
  • Thermal analysis: DSC, TGA, cone microcalorimetry. Nucleation and crystallization kinetics of polymeric materials determined by polarized light optical microscopy and DSC.
  • Self-nucleation of polymers (DSC, PLOM).
  • Confined crystallization of polymer chains: within blends, block copolymers, random copolymers, hybrid materials and nanocomposites.
  • 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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Facultad de Química
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