Tuesday, 12 October 2004 - 10:05 AM

This presentation is part of : Wineman Symposium

A study of statistical mechanics of long-chain molecules and its role in the determination of the characteristics of crystallizing polymers

Mehrdad Negahban, University of Nebraska, University of Nebraska, W311 NH, Lincoln, NE 68588-0526

Crystallizing polymers are a composite of ever changing amorphous and crystalline parts. In the process of crystallization, not only the proportion of amorphous and crystalline parts are changing, but also with this change the characteristics of these components are also changing. This duel change is studied in the context of a composite continuum model with evolving microstructural characteristics that are introduced in the model through statistical mechanics.

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