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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry