Chem Rev 2018 Jan 19. Epub 2018 Jan 19.
National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, and Anhui Provincial Engineering Laboratory of Advanced Functional Polymer Film, University of Science and Technology of China , 96 Jinzhai Road, Baohe District, Hefei 230026, People's Republic of China.
Flow-induced crystallization (FIC) is a typical nonequilibrium phase transition and a core industry subject for the largest group of commercially useful polymeric materials: semicrystalline polymers. A fundamental understanding of FIC can benefit the research of nonequilibrium ordering in matter systems and help to tailor the ultimate properties of polymeric materials. Concerning the crystallization process, flow can accelerate the kinetics by orders of magnitude and induce the formation of oriented crystallites like shish-kebab, which are associated with the major influences of flow on nucleation, that is, raised nucleation density and oriented nuclei. Read More