Semicrystalline poly(ethylene oxide-b-butadiene) diblock copolymers in uniform lamellar films axe discussed as a model system for confined crystallisation. At low supercooling crystn.of the PEO block leads to an increase in the lamellar thickness of both blocks, which is accompanied by a contraction in the lateral direction resulting in cracking of the films. A tentative model is discussed with an integer or half-integer number of folds in the vertically oriented crystalline stems. However, emphasis is also on aspects still not understood.

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Publisher Cham: Springer
Editor G. F. Reiter , J. U. Sommer
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de Jeu, W. H. (2003). Lamellar ethylene oxide-butadiene block copolymer films as model systems for confined crystallisation. In G. F Reiter & J. U Sommer (Eds.), Polymer Crystallisation: observations, conxept and interpretations (pp. 196–207). Cham: Springer.