Since the discovery that polymer single crystals are composed of chain folded macromolecules in 1957, the crystallization of polymers has attracted considerable interest and still provides fascinating and fruitful areas of research. Only a few books have been fully devoted to the crystallization of polymers in the past.
This book contains the proceedings of the NATO ARW devoted to the `Crystallization of Polymers' which took place in September 1992 at the University of Mons-Hainaut (Belgium). In view of the variety of papers devoted to the crystallization of polymers, this book will be used in the next few years as a reference book for scientists concerned in the field of polymer physical chemistry.
Crystallization of Polymers is mainly devoted to the experimental and theoretical study of the crystallization of synthetic polymers. As a kinetic study of the growth of polymer crystals should always be preceded by a morphological or a structural investigation, the structure, the morphology of polymer crystals and more particularly the lamellar and supralamellar organizations, as well as the nature of the crystal amorphous interface are reviewed and discussed.
Preface. 1. Morphology and structure of polymer crystals. Lamellar and supralamellar organization. 2. Polymer crystal growth. Molecular and submolecular organization in polymer crystals. 3. Polymer crystal melting and growth. Experimental aspects (I). 4. Morphology and structure of polymer crystals. Liquid crystals and solvent effects. 5. Structure and polymorphism of polymer crystals. 6. Polymer crystal melting and growth. Computational and theoretical aspects. 7. Morphology and structure of polymer crystals. Folds and crystal/amorphous interface. 8. Polymer crystal melting and growth. Experimental aspects (II). 9. Polymer crystal nucleation and growth. 10. Posters. Author Index. Subject Index.
Series: NATO Science Series C:
Number Of Pages: 653
Published: 1st July 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 1.11