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Crystallization kinetics of poly(l-lactic acid)

Vasanthakumari, R and Pennings, AJ (1983) Crystallization kinetics of poly(l-lactic acid). In: Polymer, 24 (2). pp. 175-178.

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The morphology and crystal growth of poly(l-lactic acid), PLLA have been studied from the melt as a function of undercooling and molecular weight using hot stage microscopy. Attention has been given to the application of growth rate equation on the growth rate data of PLLA and thus various nucleation parameters have been calculated. The criteria of Regime I and Regime II types of crystallization has been applied for the evaluation of substrate lengths.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Polymer
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Kinetics;morphology;crystallization;nucleation parameters; poly(L-lactic acid);growth rate
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2009 10:05
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21051

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