Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Quenching

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9692

A process of shock cooling thermoplastic materials from the molten state, usually done experimentally with thin films of crystal-forming polymers in order to minimize the crystalline content and to study the nearly amorphous material.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA