Kobunshi
Online ISSN : 2185-9825
Print ISSN : 0454-1138
ISSN-L : 0454-1138
Molecular Simulation of Polymer Crystallization
Takashi YAMAMOTO
Author information
JOURNAL FREE ACCESS

2007 Volume 56 Issue 12 Pages 992-995

Details
Abstract

Molecular process of polymer transformation from an initial random coil state into a neat chain-folded crystal is a very mysterious and challenging problem for the molecular simulations. In this short exposition, we first explain the standard model of polymer crystallization formulated by Lauritzen and Hoffman, and then we briefly survey recent computer simulation studies on the primary nucleation and the growth of polymer crystals mainly by the molecular dynamics and the Langevin dynamics methods. We also discuss problems of great importance waiting future investigations.

Content from these authors
© The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top