Partner: 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)