Shape, optical appearance, or form of phase domains in substances, such as high polymers, polymer blends, composites, and crystals.
For a polymer blend
, the morphology describes the structures and shapes observed, often by microscopy or scattering
techniques, of the different phase domains present within the mixture.
PAC, 2004, 76, 1985
(Definition of terms related to polymer blends, composites, and multiphase polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004))
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