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Unified isothermal and non-isothermal modelling of neat PEEK crystallization

Abstract : A differential generalized Avrami's law is used to model crystallization kinetic of PEEK in considering that PEEK crystallization results from the contribution of two distinct mechanisms. The form of this equation allows to predict with good accuracy both isothermal and non-isothermal crystallization kinetics. Nevertheless, isothermal model parameters are not entirely satisfactory for predicting non-isothermal crystallization and the identification of kinetic parameters is needed for both isothermal and non-isothermal cases. The results show that the Avrami exponents and Arrhenius activation energies remain constant for both conditions and therefore suggest that these parameters are only material dependent. On the other hand, the other kinetic parameters depend on the crystallization condition and vary with temperature and/or cooling rate.
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Emeline Bessard, Olivier de Almeida, Gérard Bernhart. Unified isothermal and non-isothermal modelling of neat PEEK crystallization. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Springer Verlag, 2014, 115 (2), p. 1669-1678. ⟨10.1007/s10973-013-3308-8⟩. ⟨hal-01611997⟩