Kinetically sluggish growth of poly(ε-caprolactone) at highTc= 50 °C leads to a peculiar banding morphology, where thick-stacked lamellae self-assemble into camellia-petal-like bands with their outer rims divided into aca.10 lobs of round-shaped petals. The sluggish growth atTc= 50 °C thick films is inductive and the thickened lamellae self-assemble into aggregates of peculiar and novel camellia-petal-shaped ring bands. Using novel morphology analysesvia3D-dissection approaches, the lamellae underneath the ridge bands are shown to be all perpendicular to the substrate plane,i.e.normally-oriented with respect to the substrate surface; whereas, the interior lamellae underneath the valley band are all flat-on and horizontal to the substrate plane. Stereo-depiction clearly demonstrates that the interior lamellae are periodically grating architectures with a fixed crossbar pitch of 20-30 μm of the interior lamellar assembly, matching with the optical inter-ring spacing of optical bands. The mechanisms of growth and assembly are probed in detail.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Aug 21|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics