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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 26, Issue 10, pp 2793–2796 | Cite as

Lateral habits of n-alkane single crystals

  • A. Toda
  • H. Miyaji
  • Y. Ogawa
  • K. Takamizawa
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Abstract

The lateral crystal habits of n-alkanes (n-C n H2n+2) have been observed just below the melting points by optical microscopy for n=18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 34, 44, 50 and 65. The shape of the crystals depends on the crystal phase: circular in the rotator phase, lenticular in phase C, and diamond in the low-temperature phase. The rounding of the lateral shape can be explained in terms of thermal roughening of the lateral faces in the disordered phases at high temperature.

Keywords

Polymer Microscopy Melting Point Optical Microscopy Lateral Crystal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Toda
    • 1
  • H. Miyaji
    • 1
  • Y. Ogawa
    • 2
  • K. Takamizawa
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of General EducationKumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Applied Science, Faculty of EngineeringKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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