Meaning and measurement of crystallinity in polymers: A Review
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2004
Copyright © 1969 Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc.
Polymer Engineering & Science
Volume 9, Issue 5, pages 331–338, September 1969
How to Cite
Kavesh, S. and Schultz, J. M. (1969), Meaning and measurement of crystallinity in polymers: A Review. Polym Eng Sci, 9: 331–338. doi: 10.1002/pen.760090504
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2004
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2004
A useful concept in polymer science is the degree of crystallinity—the fraction of the polymer that exists in a relatively ordered state. Methods of determination of the degree of crystallinity using density, infrared, thermal, N.M.R. and X-ray measurements are examined in light of modern notions of the structure of semi-crystalline polymers.