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Crystals 2016, 6(8), 90;

Simulation of Polymer Crystallization under Isothermal and Temperature Gradient Conditions Using Particle Level Set Method

Department of Applied Mathematics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710129, China
Department of Computational Mathematics, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, China
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Academic Editor: Hiroki Nada
Received: 28 June 2016 / Revised: 27 July 2016 / Accepted: 1 August 2016 / Published: 8 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Computer Simulation Studies on Crystal Growth)
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Morphological models for polymer crystallization under isothermal and temperature gradient conditions with a particle level set method are proposed. In these models, the particle level set method is used to improve the accuracy in studying crystal interaction. The predicted development of crystallinity during crystallization under quiescent isothermal condition by our model is reanalyzed with the Avrami model, and good agreement between the predicted and theoretical values is observed. In the temperature gradient, the computer simulation results with our model are consistent with the experiment results in the literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: kinetics; microstructure; crystallization; level set kinetics; microstructure; crystallization; level set

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Liu, Z.; Ouyang, J.; Ruan, C.; Liu, Q. Simulation of Polymer Crystallization under Isothermal and Temperature Gradient Conditions Using Particle Level Set Method. Crystals 2016, 6, 90.

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