Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2014
Volume 59, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 3–7, 2014; Denver, Colorado
Session P1: Poster Session III (11:15 - 14:30 - DPOLY, DCP, DBIO, GSNP)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Room: Exhibit Hall F
Abstract ID: BAPS.2014.MAR.P1.203
Abstract: P1.00203 : Flow Induced Crystallization in Polyolefins
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The presence of flow is known to enhance the nucleation rate in semi-crystalline polyolefins by as much as five orders of magnitude, but the underlying molecular mechanism is still under debate. Here we describe experiments that combine birefringent microscopy, light scattering and vibrational spectroscopy to quantity to flow induced crystallization process. We map out the kinetics pathways and flow regimes in commercial grade polyolefins. Results from this program will be important in understanding how to control crystallization in industrial relevant manufacturing operations.
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