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Intramolecular Crystal Nucleation

  • Wenbing Hu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 714)

Abstract

We review how the nucleation mechanism of polymer crystallization could be assigned to intramolecular processes and what are the preliminary benefits for understanding some fundamental crystallization behaviors. The speculative concept of molecular nucleation and the theoretical model of intramolecular nucleation have been elucidated in a broad context of classical nucleation theory. The focus is on explaining the phenomenon of molecular segregation caused by polymer crystal growth.

Keywords

Crystal Nucleation Free Energy Barrier Polymer Crystallization Equilibrium Melting Point Single Macromolecule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenbing Hu
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  1. 1.Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Coordination ChemistrySchool of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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