An unusual branching in single crystals of isotactic poly(4-methyl-1- pentene)

J. Ruan, D. Alcazar, A. Thierry, B. Lotz

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Abstract

Single crystals of low Mw poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) (P4MP1) in its form I display an unusual streaking of their diffraction pattern. The crystals also frequently give rise to composite diffraction patterns made of two patterns rotated by 37°. The streaking indicates a structural disorder, namely a shift of nearby layers along the a or b axis by one quarter of the unit-cell edge. The daughter crystals, rotated by 37°, are produced on the edges of the parent crystals via an epitaxial growth that is a direct consequence of the structural disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)836-840
Number of pages5
Journalpolymer
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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