Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


E. Zhuravlev

University of Rostock (DE)

Recent publications
1.  Gradys A., Sajkiewicz P., Zhuravlev E., Schick C., Kinetics of isothermal and non-isothermal crystallization of poly(vinylidene fluoride) by fast scanning calorimetry, POLYMER, ISSN: 0032-3861, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2015.11.020, Vol.82, pp.40-48, 2016

Crystallization from melt of poly(vinylidene fluoride) was studied by thin film chip calorimetry at cooling rates from 500 to 100,000 Ks−1 and isothermally down to 76°C. At ca. 70°C, for cooling rates higher than 2000 Ks−1, there appears a change in crystallization from high temperature α phase to low temperature β phase. The amorphous state is preserved at cooling rate 100,000 Ks−1. Analysis of the crystallization kinetics with Ziabicki model reveals maximum of the steady-state crystallization rate of β phase as 2200 s−1 at 22°C, and the highest crystallization rate of α phase as 200 s−1 at 70°C. Approximation of the temperature dependent steady-state crystallization rate with the Turnbull and Fisher nucleation model results in the equilibrium melting temperatures 227 and 173°C for the α and β phase, respectively, and in the energy barrier for short-distance transport, ED, as 70–80 kJ mol−1 at high supercooling.

Poly(vinylidene fluoride), Ultra-fast calorimetry, Crystallization kinetics

Gradys A. - IPPT PAN
Sajkiewicz P. - IPPT PAN
Zhuravlev E. - University of Rostock (DE)
Schick C. - University of Rostock (DE)

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