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Kinetics of spherulite formation: some aspects of nucleation in cholesteryl nonanoate
Author(s): Przemyslaw Adamski; Mariusz Panak; Marek Wojciechowski
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Paper Abstract

The nucleation in spherulitic crystallization from supercooled smectic phase to solid state for cholesteryl nonanoate was studied using classic transition-state theory of Turnbull and Fisher. In this paper we have used a unique method of the measurements and results interpretation instead of determining the nucleation rate. In the experiment, only the granularity and temperature were measured. It was found that the primary nuclei are 2D and the nucleation can be homogeneous or heterogeneous depending on the temperature range.

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Date Published: 2 August 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2372, Liquid Crystals: Materials Science and Applications, (2 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.215536
Show Author Affiliations
Przemyslaw Adamski, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Mariusz Panak, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Marek Wojciechowski, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2372:
Liquid Crystals: Materials Science and Applications
Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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