Crystallization in Copolymers

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Abstract

This chapter reviews key effects of comonomer incorporation on the solid‐state morphology and crystallization kinetics in both statistical and block copolymers. It explains compositionally homogeneous statistical copolymers while discussing statistical copolymer crystallization. In semicrystalline block copolymers, the crystallization behavior are often more complex than that observed in statistical copolymers because the solid‐state morphology adopted by block copolymers can be driven either by block incompatibility or by crystallization of one or more blocks. The chapter covers only block copolymers with homogeneous or weakly segregated melts such that crystallization is always the dominant factor in determining solid‐state morphology. The presence of order in the melt, even if the segregation strength is weak, hinders the development of the equilibrium spacing in the block copolymer solid‐state structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Polymer Crystallization
Publisherwiley
Pages327-346
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781118541838
ISBN (Print)9780470380239
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 9 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • Block copolymers
  • Crystallization
  • Homogeneous segregated melt
  • Statistical copolymers
  • Weakly segregated melts

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    Li, S., & Register, R. A. (2013). Crystallization in Copolymers. In Handbook of Polymer Crystallization (pp. 327-346). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118541838.ch11