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dc.contributor.author Bandyopadhyay, J
dc.contributor.author Ray, Suprakas S
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-26T08:01:24Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-26T08:01:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation Bandyopadhyay, J. and Ray, S.S. 2012. Effect of nanoclay on the nonisothermal crystallization of poly(propylene) and its blend with poly[(butylene succinate)-co-adipate]. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, vol. 556(1), pp 176-190 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1542-1406
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/mclc/2012/00000556/00000001/art00015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6626
dc.description Copyright: 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY. The definitive version is published in Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, vol. 556(1), pp 176-190 en_US
dc.description.abstract The non-isothermal crystallization behaviour and kinetics of neat poly(propylene)(PP), PP/poly[(butylene succinate)-co-adipate] (PP/PBSA) blend and its composite with nanoclay was studied by differential scanning calorimetry at six different cooling rates. Various models, namely the Avrami, the Ozawa and the combined Avrami-Ozawa, were applied to understand the kinetics of the non-isothermal crystallization. All analyses revealed that the rate dependent crystal growth mechanism of neat PP changes after preparation of blend with PBSA and in presence of nanoclay particles in blend composite. Polarized optical microscopy was used to support this conclusion. The activation energy for the non-isothermal crystallization of neat PP, PP/PBSA blend and nanoclay modified PP/PBSA blend composite samples was evaluated by using Kissinger and Augis-Bennett methods. The results showed that the absolute value of the activation energy for the PP matrix crystallization was increased in the case of PP/PBSA blend and this value was dramatically increased in presence of nanoclay. This indicates the slower crystallization kinetics of the PP matrix in presence of nanoclay. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;10135
dc.subject Poly(propylene) en_US
dc.subject Nanoclay en_US
dc.subject Nononisothermal crystallization kinetics en_US
dc.subject Polymer blends en_US
dc.title Effect of nanoclay on the nonisothermal crystallization of poly(propylene) and its blend with poly[(butylene succinate)-co-adipate] en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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