The Thermodynamic Dissolution Temperature of Suspensions of Polyethylene Single Crystals by DTA

  • H. M. Schleinitz
Conference paper


Although numerous investigations have been made of the crystallization of polymers from solution (1–3) and of the melting or annealing of single crystals or agglomerate structures in the absence of solvent, very few results have been reported on the effects of heating crystals in solvents. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss the utility of differential thermal analysis of crystal suspensions and to show how the technique can be used to determine the thermodynamic dissolution temperature.


Differential Thermal Analysis Crystallization Temperature Isothermal Crystallization Stable Suspension Polymer Crystal 


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© Plenum Press 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Schleinitz
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  1. 1.Plastics DepartmentE. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.WilmingtonUSA

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