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Controlling morphology using low molar mass nucleators

Mitchell, G. R., Wangsoub, S., Nogales, A., Davis, F. J. and Olley, R. H. (2016) Controlling morphology using low molar mass nucleators. In: Mitchell, G. R. and Tojeira, A. (eds.) Controlling the Morphology of Polymers: Multiple Scales of Structure and Processing. Springer, pp. 145-161. ISBN 9783319393209

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This chapter focuses on the use of low molar mass compounds which self-assemble in to fibrillar structures within a polymer melt. Application of modest shear rate to the system will result in a common alignment of these fibrils which can serve as row nuclei for the subsequent crystallisation of the polymer matrix. Thus the combination of small quantities of a low molar mass compound and modest shear flow leads to a semi-crystalline morphology with a well defined anisotropy and morphology.

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