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Publications in monographs

  • B. K. Satapathy, M. Ganß, P. Pötschke, R. Weidisch:  
    Stress  Transfer and Fracture Mechanisms in Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced  Polymer Nanocomposites In "Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite  Properties", Ed. Vikas Mittal, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.  KGaA, 2010.
  • P. Busch, R. Weidisch:  
    Interfaces between  Incompatible Polymer Blends  
    In "Interfaces and Surfaces in Polymer  Blends" Ed. Manfred Stamm, Springer-Verlag, 2007
  • R.  Weidisch, M. Stamm:  
    Influence of Interfaces and Phase Morphology  on Mechanical Properties of Multiphase Polymer Systems
    In  "Phase Morphology and Interfaces in Micro and Nano-Structured  Polymer Blend Systems" Eds. C. Harrats, S. Thomas and G. Groeninckx, CRC  Press, 2005.
  • R. Weidisch, G. H. Michler:  
    Correlation  between Phase Behavior, Mechanical Properties and Deformation Mechanisms  in Weakly Segregated Block Copolymers In "Block Copolymers" Eds.  Balta Calleja, Roslaniec  Marcel Dekker, 2000.
  • R. Weidisch:  
    Blockcopolymere  - Werkstoffe mit neuartigen Eigenschaftsprofilen In "40-Jahre  Werkstofftechnik in Merseburg", 1999.

Publications in scientific journals






  • M. Thunga, R. Schlegel, U. Staudinger, Y. Duan, R.  Weidisch, G. Heinrich, J. Mays, N. Hadjichristidis:  
    Thermoplastic  elastomers on the basis of multigraft and block-double-graft  copolymers and electron beam irradiation.
    Kautschuk Gummi  Kunststoffe, 2008, 11, 597-605.
  • U.Staudinger, R.  Schlegel, R. Weidisch, J. Fritzsche, M. Klüppel, G. Heinrich, J.W.  Mays, D. Uhrig, N. Hadjichristidis:  
    Interpretation of hysteresis  behaviour of PI–PS multigraft copolymers by
    adapting to the  dynamic flocculation model.
    European Polymer Journal, 2008,  44(11), 3790-3796.
  • Y. Duan, E. Rettler, K. Schneider, R.  Schlegel, M. Thunga, R. Weidisch, H. W. Siesler, M. Stamm, J. W. Mays,  N. Hadjichristidis:  
    Deformation Behavior of Sphere-Forming  Trifunctional Multigraft Copolymer.
    Macromolecules 2008, 41,  4565-4568.
  • U. Staudinger, B. K. Satapathy, R. Weidisch:  
    Influence  of block composition on crack toughness behaviour of styrene-b-(styrene-random-butadiene)-b-styrene  triblock copolymers.
    European Polymer Journal 2008, 44,  1822–1833.
  • M. Ganß, B. K. Satapathy, M. Thunga, R. Weidisch, P.  Pötschke, D. Jehnichen:  
    Structural interpretations of  deformation and fracture behavior of
    polypropylene/ multi-walled  carbon nanotube composites.
    Acta Materialia 2008, 56, 2247-2261.
  • M.  Thunga, B. K. Satapathy, U. Staudinger, R. Weidisch, M. Abdel-Goad,  K. Knoll:  
    Dynamic Mechanical and Rheological Properties of  Binary S-(S/B)-S Triblock Copolymer Blends.
    Journal of Polymer  Science, Part B - Polymer Physics, 2008, 46, 329-343.


  • U. Staudinger, B. K. Satapathy, M. Thunga, R. Lach,  R. Weidisch, K. Knoll: Influence of Phase Miscibility and Morphology  on Crack Resistance Behaviour and Kinetics of Crack Propagation of  Nanostructured Binary Styrene-(Styrene/Butadiene)-Styrene Triblock  Copolymer Blends.
    Acta Materialia, 2007, 55, 5844-5858.
  • U.  Staudinger, B. K. Satapathy, M. Thunga, R. Weidisch, A. Janke, K.  Knoll: Enhancement of Mechanical Properties of Triblock Copolymers by  Random Copolymer Middle Blocks.
    European Polymer  Journal, 2007, 43, 2750-2758.
  • M. Ganß, B. K. Satapathy, M.  Thunga, R. Weidisch, P. Pötschke, A. Janke:  Temperature Dependence  of Creep Behavior of PP-MWNT Nanocomposites.
    Macromolecular  Rapid Communication, 2007, 28, 1624-1633.
  • B. K. Satapathy,  M. Ganß, R. Weidisch, P. Pötschke, T. Keller, K. Jandt:  
    Ductile-to-semiductile  transition in PP-MWNT nanocomposites.
    Macromolecular Rapid  Communication, 2007, 28, 834-841.
  • B. K. Satapathy, R.  Weidisch, P. Pötschke, A. Janke:  
    Tough-to-brittle  transition in multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT)/
    Polycarbonate  nanocomposite.
    Composite Science and Technology, 2007, 67, 867-879.


  • B. K. Satapathy, U. Staudinger, M. Thunga, R. Lach,  R. Weidisch:  
    Influence of Phase Miscibility on the Crack  Propagation Kinetics of
    Nanostructured Binary S-(S/B)-S-Triblock  Copolymer Blends.
    Macromolecular Rapid Communication, 2006, 27,  1814-1820.
  • M. Thunga, U. Staudinger, B. K. Satapathy, R.  Weidisch*, M. Abdel-Goad, A. Janke, K. Knoll:  
    Influence of  molecular architecture of S-(S/B)-S triblock copolymers on rheological  properties.
    Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer  Physics, 2006, 44, 2776-2788.
  • B. K. Satapathy, R. Lach, R.  Weidisch*, A. Janke, K. Knoll, K. Schneider:  
    Morphology and  crack toughness behaviour of nanostructured block copolymer/ homopolymer  blends.
    Eng. Fracture Mechanics, 2006, 73, 2399-2412.  Invited article from ESIS conference, Switzerland.
  • Y. Zhu, E.  Burgaz, S. P. Gido*, U. Staudinger, R. Weidisch*, D. Uhrig, J. W.  Mays: Morphology and Tensile Properties of Multigraft Copolymers with  Regularly Spaced Tri-, Tetra-, and Hexafunctional Junction Points.
    Macromolecules,  2006, 39, 4428-4436.
  • F. R. Costa, B. K. Satapathy, U.  Wagenknecht, R. Weidisch, G. Heinrich: Morphology and fracture  behaviour of polyethylene-(Mg-Al) layer double
    hydroxide  nanocomposites.
    European Polymer Journal, 2006, 42, 2140-2152.
  • U.  Staudinger, R. Weidisch, Y. Zhu, S. P. Gido, D. Uhrig, J.W. Mays,  H. Iatrou, N. Hadjichristidis:  
    Mechanical Properties and  Hysteresis Behaviour of Multigraft Copolymers. Macromolecular  Symposia, 2006, 233, 42-50.
  • B. K. Satapathy, U. Staudinger,  R. Weidisch*, R. Lach, A. Janke, K. Knoll:  Strain field analysis  and kinetics of crack propagation of binary triblock
    copolymer  blends.
    Macromolecular Rapid Communication, 2006, 27, 266-273.


  • B. Satapathy, R. Weidisch, A. Janke, P. Pötschke:  
    Crack  Toughness Behaviour of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube
    (MWNT)/Polycarbonate  Nanocomposites.
    Macromolecular Rapid Communication, 2005, 26,  1246.
  • A.W. Fahmi, H. Brünig, R. Weidisch, M. Stamm:  
    Organization  of Designed Nanofibres Assembled in Filaments via Flow
    Macromol. Mat. Eng. 2005,290, 136.
  • R. Lach, R.  Weidisch, K. Knoll:  
    Morphology and Mechanical Properties of  Binary Triblock Copolymer Blends.  J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys.  2005,43, 429.
  • R. Lach, K. Schneider, R. Weidisch*, A. Janke, K.  Knoll:  
    Application of The Essential Work of Fracture Concept to  Nanostructured
    European Polymer Journal,  2005, 41(2), 383.


  • R. Lach, R. Weidisch, A. Janke, K. Knoll:  
    Influence  of Domain Size on Toughness of Star Block Copolymer/Homopolymer Blends.
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 25 (2004), 2019.
  • J. Mays, D.  Uhrig, S. Gido, Y. Zhu, R. Weidisch, H. Iatrou, N. Hadjichristidis, K.  Hong, F. Beyer, R. Lach and M. Buschnakowski:  
    Synthesis and  Structure-Property Relationships for Regular Multigraft
    Macromol. Symp. 2004, 215, 111-126.
  • B. G. Sumpter,  J. W. Mays, D. W. Noid, S.l P. Gido, and R. Weidisch  
    Experimental  Design and Molecular Modeling of Novel Graft Copolymers.
    Polymer  News, invited Feature Article, 2004, 29, 302-310.
  • R. Lach,  R. Adhikari, R. Weidisch, W. Grellmann, G. H. Michler, K. Knoll:  
    Crack  Toughness Behavior of Binary Styrene-Butadiene Block Copolymer
    Blends. J. Materials Science 2004, 39(4), 1283.


  • R. Adhikari, R. Lach, G. H. Michler, R. Weidisch, K.  Knoll :  
    Fracture Behaviour of Styrene/Butadiene Block Copolymers  having Different Molecular Architecture.
    Macromol. Mater. Eng.  288 (2003), 432-439.
  • E. Ivankova, R. Adhikari, G. H.  Michler, R. Weidisch, K. Knoll:  
    Investigation of the  micromechanical deformation behavior of styrene-butadiene star  block copolymer/polystyrene blends with high-voltage electron  microscopy.
    J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polymer Phys. 41 (2003),  1157.
  • T. A. Huy, H. Hai, R. Adhikari, R. Weidisch, G. H.  Michler, K. Knoll:  
    Influence of Interfacial Structure on Phase  Behaviour and Deformation
    Behaviour of SBS Block Copolymers.
    Polymer  44 (2003), 1237.


  • C. M. Papadakis, P. Busch, R. Weidisch, H. Eckerlebe,  D. Posselt:  
    Phase Behavior of Binary Blends of Chemically  Different, Symmetric Diblock Copolymers.
    Macromolecules, 35  (2002), 9236.
  • R. Weidisch, J. Laatsch, G. H. Michler, B. Schade,  M. Arnold, H. Fischer:  
    Transition from Crazing to Shear  Deformation in Star Block Copolymers.
    Macromolecules 35 (2002),  6585.
  • R. Adhikari, G. H. Michler, S. Goerlitz, R. Weidisch, K.  Knoll:  
    Morphology and micromechanical deformation behavior of  SB-block copolymers, II Influence of molecular architecture of  asymmetric star block copolymers.
    J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 85  (2002), 701.
  • G. H. Michler*, R. Adhikari, S. Goerlitz, R.  Weidisch, K. Knoll:  
    Morphology and micromechanical deformation  behavior of SB-block copolymers, I Toughening mechanisms in  asymmetric star block copolymers.
    J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 85  (2002), 683.
  • Y. Zhu, R. Weidisch, S. Hong, S. P. Gido, H.  Iatrou, N. Hadjichristidis:  
    Morphology and Mechanical Properties  of a Series of block double-graft
    Macromolecules  35 (2002), 5903.
  • R. Adhikari, R. Lach, W. Grellmann, R.  Weidisch, G. H. Michler, K. Knoll:  
    Morphology and Crack  Resistance Behavior of Binary Block Copolymer Blends.
    Polymer,  43 (2002), 1943


  • R. Adhikari, R. Godehardt, W. Lebek, R. Weidisch, G.  H. Michler, K. Knoll:  Correlation between Morphology and Mechanical  Properties of Different SB-Triblock Copolymers - A Scanning Force  Microscopy Study.
    J. Macromol. Sci. B 40 (2001), 833.
  • R.  Weidisch, M. Enßlen, G. H. Michler, M. Arnold, H. Budde, S. Höring:  
    A  novel scheme for prediction of deformation mechanisms of block  copolymers based on phase behavior.
    Macromolecules 34 (2001),  2528.
  • R. Weidisch, S. P. Gido, D. Uhrig, H. Iatrou, J. Mays, N.  Hadjichristidis:  
    Tetrafunctional Multigraft Copolymers as Novel  Thermoplastic Elastomers. Macromolecules, 34 (2001), 6333.

1997 - 2000

  • R. Lach, W. Grellmann, R. Weidisch, V.  Altstädt, T. Kirschnick, C. Mehler, R. Stadler:  
    SBSB and SBM-Triblock  Copolymers as Compatibilizer in PPO/SAN-Blends Morphology  and Fracture Behavior.
    J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 78/11 (2000) 2037.
  • H.  Fischer, R. Weidisch, M. Stamm, H. Budde, S. Höring:  
    The Phase  Diagram of the System PS-b-PBMA.
    Polymer & Colloid Sci.  278 (2000), 1019.
  • R. Weidisch, G. Schreyeck, M. Enßlen, G. H.  Michler, M. Stamm, D. W. Schubert, M. Arnold, H. Budde, S. Höring, R.  Jerome:  
    Deformation Mechanisms of Weakly Segregated Block  Copolymers:
    2. Correlation between Phase Behavior and  Deformation Mechanisms in Diblock Copolymers.
    Macromolecules, 33  (2000), 5495.
  • R. Weidisch*, G. H. Michler, M. Arnold, H.  Fischer:  
    Mechanical Properties of weakly segregated Block  Copolymers:
    4. Influence of Chain Architecture and  Miscibility on Tensile Properties of Block Copolymers.
    J.  Materials Science 35 (2000), 1257.
  • R. Weidisch, G. H. Michler,  M. Arnold:  
    Mechanical Properties of weakly segregated Block  Copolymers:
    2. Influence of Phase behaviour on Tensile  Properties of Poly(styrene-b-butyl methacrylate) Diblock  Copolymers.
    Polymer 41 (2000), 2231.
  • R. Weidisch, M.  Enßlen, G. H. Michler, H. Fischer:  
    Deformation Mechanisms of  Weakly Segregated Block Copolymers:
    1. Influence of  Morphology of Poly(styrene-b-butyl methacrylate) Diblock
    Macromolecules 32 (1999), 5375.
  • J. S. Gutmann, C.  Casignol, G. Schreyeck, R. Weidisch, S. Cunis, G. v. Krosigk, R. Gehrke,  M. Stamm:  
    Shear field induced roughness correlation in thin  polymer blend films on rough substrates. HASYLAB-Jahresberichte  1999.
  • C. Casignol, W. De Odorico, G. Schreyeck, R. Weidisch, J.  S. Gutmann, R.
    Döhrmann, A. Meyer, M. Stamm:  
    Kinetics of  pressure induced order-transition in symmetric poly(styrene-b-
    butadien)  polymer melts.
    HASYLAB-Jahresberichte 1999.
  • J. S.  Gutmann, P. Müller-Buschbaum, C. Lorenz-Haas, R. Weidisch, S.  Cunis, G. v.Krosigk, R. Gehrke, M. Stamm:  
    Copolymers as  Compatibilizers in multicomponent polymer blend films.
    HASYLAB-Jahresberichte  1999.
  • R. Weidisch*, M. Stamm, D. W. Schubert, M. Arnold, H.  Budde, S. Höring:  Correlation between Phase Behavior and Tensile  Properties of Diblock
    Macromolecules 32  (1999), 3405.
  • R. Weidisch, G. H. Michler, M. Stamm, H. Fischer,  R. Jerome:  
    Mechanical Properties of weakly segregated Block  Copolymers:
    3. Influence of Strain rate and Temperature on  Tensile Properties of Poly(styrol-b-butylmethacrylate) Diblock  Copolymers with different Morphologies. Macromolecules, 32 (1999),  742.
  • R.Weidisch, G. H. Michler, H. Fischer, M. Arnold, S.  Hofmann, M. Stamm:  Mechanical Properties of weakly segregated Block  Copolymers:
    1. Synergism on Tensile Properties of  Poly(styrene-b-butylmethacrylate) Diblock Copolymers.
    Polymer,  40 (1999), 1191.
  • R. Weidisch, E. Hörig, R. Lach, M. Enßlen, G.  H. Michler, M. Stamm, R. Jerome:  
    Mechanical Properties and  Deformation Mechanisms of Poly(styrol-b-butyl-methacrylate)  Diblock Copolymers.
    Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 9  (1998), 727.
  • D. W. Schubert, R. Weidisch, M. Stamm, G. H.  Michler:  
    Interface Width of Poly(styrene-b-butylmethacrylate)  Diblock Copolymers. Macromolecules, 31 (1998), 3743.
  • M.  Arnold, S. Hofmann, R. Weidisch, G.H. Michler, A. Neubauer, S.  Poser:  Synthesis, Dynamic-Mechanical and Morphological Behavior  of Styrene/ n-Butyl Methacrylate Diblock Copolymers.
    Macromol.  Chem. Phys., 199, (1998), 31.
  • R. Weidisch, G. H. Michler, M.  Arnold, S. Hofmann, M. Stamm, R. Jerome:  Synergism for the  Improvement of Tensile Strength in Block Copolymers of Polystyrene and  Poly(n-butylmethacrylate).
    Macromolecules, 30 (1997), 8078.