Mechanism of thickness determination in polymer crystals
Based upon kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of crystallization in a simple polymer model we present a new picture of the mechanism by which the thickness of lamellar polymer crystals is constrained to a value close to the minimum thermodynamically stable thickness. This description contrasts with those given by the two dominant theoretical approaches.
|Journal||Phys. Rev. Lett.|
Doye, J. P. K, & Frenkel, D. (1998). Mechanism of thickness determination in polymer crystals. Phys.Rev.Lett., 81, 2160–2163.