Philip Engler*, Stephen H. Carr

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In the reported experiments, differential scanning calorimetry has been used to elucidate the crystallization kinetics of nylon 6. It has been shown that (1) the transition half-time obeys classical crystallization theories; (2) the Avrami constant depends on crystallization temperature, glass transition temperature and molecular weight; and (3) the heat of crystallization is a function of only crystallization temperature and molecular weight. Also, after reviewing the data, molecular weight distribution does not appear to influence the crystallization rate of glassy nylon 6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-286
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977
EventSymp on Cryst Control and Polym Mech, Presented at Am Chem Soc Natl Meet, 174th -
Duration: Aug 28 1977Sep 2 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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