Atomic force microscopy was used to study the lamellar organization and development in isotactic polypropylene (iPP). The structure and crystallization kinetics were investigated with its hedritic morphology in β (hexagonal) form. The lamellar architecture observed explains the optical birefringence; hedritic objects develop into a spherical envelop by the lamellae splaying consecutively around three axis; curved lamellar habit is frequently observed; the growth proceeds mainly by the branching, diverging and twisting of the lamellae around screw-dislocations.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - aug. 1 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 ACS Orlando Meeting - Orlando, FL, USA|
Duration: aug. 25 1996 → aug. 29 1996
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics