Isothermal crystallization kinetics of fly ash filled iso-polypropylene composite- and a new physical approach

Dilip Chandra Deb Nath, Sri Bandyopadhyay, Aibing Yu, Daryl Blackburn, Chris White, Susy Varughese

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Composites of pre-mixed fly ash (FA) andisotactic-polypropylene (PP) with varying degree of FA, 0, 20, 45 and 60 wt were prepared by injection moulding at 483 K. The isothermal crystallization kinetics of the neat PP and composites are calculated using exotherms obtained from differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) at different isothermal crystallization temperatures (Tc) 403, 405 and 407 K. The lowest points of the exotherm peaks were shifted to higher crystallization times in the ranges of 0.75-1.50 min with the increasing of Tc in neat PP and composites regardless of FA percentage addition. The values of Avrami exponent n are found as non-integral number ranges 2
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423 - 429
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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