The growth rate of isotactic polystyrene (iPS) crystals has been investigated for crystallization in concentrated dimethyl phthalate solutions and in the melt over a wide range of supercooling from 20 to 170 K. For most of the supercoolings studied, the growth faces are rough; nucleation is not present. However, the growth rate G for each concentration shows approximately the same dependence on supercooling AT as growth controlled by secondary nucleation: log(Gift) depends linearly on K/TAT, where fl is a transport factor and K is a constant. The value of K increases with decreasing concentration. Possible mechanisms for crystal growth are discussed, taking account of the deposition of one stem on growth faces; the side surface free energy increases with decreasing concentration
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Growth rate of isotactic polystyrene crystals in concentrated solutions and in the melt* / Yoshihisa Miyamoto // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 2496-2501.