Interplay Between Phase Separation and Polymer Crystallization
Interplay of phase transitions serves as an emergentism point of view to elucidate the complex behaviors of polymer phase transitions in multi-component systems. Recent progresses on theory and simulations are introduced from three aspects: enhanced phase separation in the blends of crystallizable polymers; accelerated crystal nucleation in the concentrated solutions, at liquid interfaces and in the single-chain systems, respectively; and interplay in diblock copolymers. Several similar interplays in biological systems are introduced at the end.
KeywordsPhase Separation Diblock Copolymer Crystal Nucleation Free Energy Barrier Polymer Crystallization
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