Ionic aggregate, in a polymer matrix of low polarity, formed through interactions of ionomer multiplets.
- The @M03955@ of the polymer segments surrounding the multiplets is reduced relative to that of bulk material. With increasing ion content, the @N04262@ of the @I03229@ multiplets increases, leading to overlapping of the restricted @M03955@ regions around the multiplets and the formation of clusters.
- Typically, an @I03229@ exhibits two @G02640@ temperatures (Tg), one for the non-polar matrix and the other for clusters.
PAC, 2006, 78, 2067. 'Terminology of polymers containing ionizable or ionic groups and of polymers containing ions (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)' on page 2072 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200678112067)