Crystallization behavior of sheared polyamide 66

Alicyn M. Rhoades, Anne M. Gohn, Jiho Seo, René Androsch, Ralph H. Colby

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The application of fast scanning chip calorimetry (FSC) for analysis of sheared polyamide 66 (PA 66) provided quantitative insight to the effect of shear flow and flow-induced formation of crystallization precursors/nuclei on the subsequent crystallization in a wide range of temperatures. In the high-temperature, heterogeneous-nucleation range, there is a direct relationship between the amount of specific work supplied to the melt and the acceleration of crystallization, presumably due in part to increased nucleation density of the sheared samples. This information is directly applicable to polymer engineering applications where the formation of crystalline domains during processing often occurs at rapid-cooling conditions. Analysis of the structure at the micrometer-length scale of sheared PA 66 by polarized-light optical microscopy (POM) revealed large shish-kebab structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Times of Polymers and Composites
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Aerospace to Nanotechnology
EditorsDomenico Acierno, Luigi Grassia, Alberto D'Amore
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416970
StatePublished - Jul 11 2018
Event9th International Conference on Times of Polymers and Composites: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology - Ischia, Naples, Italy
Duration: Jun 17 2018Jun 21 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other9th International Conference on Times of Polymers and Composites: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology
CityIschia, Naples

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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