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Polymers 2016, 8(6), 229; doi:10.3390/polym8060229

On the Orientation-Induced Crystallization of Polymers

Division of Natural System, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University, Kakuma Campus, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
Academic Editor: Xianqiao Wang
Received: 1 April 2016 / Revised: 1 June 2016 / Accepted: 3 June 2016 / Published: 8 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Computational Modeling and Simulation in Polymer)
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In order to understand orientation-induced crystallization of polymers, we introduced an intermolecular interaction between polymer chains based on quantum mechanics. We therefore considered a pair of perfectly extended chains where the intermolecular interaction is assumed to be based on the hydrogen interaction with a single chain. When two protons of each extended chain become closer together under tension, the attractive force between the extended chains is caused by the interaction between hydrogen atoms surrounding the main chains based on the hydrogen molecule ion H 2 + . The energy is split into the ground and excited states, and the spontaneous process leading to the ground state is the origin for orientation-induced crystallization. View Full-Text
Keywords: orientation-induced crystallization; crystalline polymers; hydrogen molecule ion orientation-induced crystallization; crystalline polymers; hydrogen molecule ion
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