Real-time imaging of melting and crystallization in poly(ethylene oxide) by atomic force microscopy

R. Pearce, Gyula J. Vancso

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Abstract

The processes of melting and crystallization of poly(ethylene oxide) are followed in real time at elevated temperature by atomic force microscopy using a simple hot stage apparatus. Hedritic development at a temperature of 57°C is monitored, including the process of lamellar splaying to yield a spherical morphology. Crystal growth kinetics are measured by monitoring the growth of individual lamellae and found to agree with those obtained by conventional optical microscopy.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1237-1242
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • IR-71463
  • METIS-105736
  • Crystallization
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Poly(ethylene oxide)

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