The birth of an embryo and development of the founding lamella of spherulites as observed by atomic force microscopy

Yu Guo Lei, Chi Ming Chan, Jian Xiong Li, Kai Mo Ng, Yong Wang, Yong Jiang, Lin Li

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Atomic force microscopy (AFM) proved to be a powerful technique to investigate spherulitic morphology and growth kinetics of various semicrystalline polymers because of its high resolution, easy sample preparation method, and ability to image dynamic processes. In this study, the formation of a primary nucleus and its growth to a lamellar sheaf were observed in real time using AFM at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6751-6753
Number of pages3
Issue number18
StatePublished - Aug 27 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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