Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

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December 19, 2012

TREND: Can the Structures of Semicrystalline Polymers be Controlled Using Interfacial Crystallographic Interactions?

TREND: Can the Structures of Semicrystalline Polymers be Controlled Using Interfacial Crystallographic Interactions?

Haixin Zhou, Shouke Yan*

Epitaxy based on crystallographic interaction can govern the crystal structure of overgrowing polymers. It therefore provides a simple and efficient way to fabricate ordered structures of homopolymers with controlled chain orientation, crystal modification, and spatial arrangement of the backbone chain. An expansion of this method to control structures of polymer blends is a trend and challenge in the field of polymer science.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201200530

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