Pressure-induced structural change of intermediate-range order in poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) melt
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溶融高分子の新しい構造変化を発見－加圧によるナノスケールの構造変化－. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2012-02-28.
High-pressure in situ x-ray diffraction and specific-volume measurements on isotactic poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) melt have uncovered abrupt changes in the pressure dependence of microscopic structure as well as that of macroscopic density. The first sharp diffraction peak of the polymer melt, which is related to the intermediate-range order and is explained as resulting from the correlations between main chains, is suppressed at pressures less than 1 kbar. These changes in intermediate-range order show similarities to those seen in liquid-liquid or amorphous-amorphous transitions in simpler small molecule based systems, suggesting that this kind of phenomenon may occur in a wide range of materials.
- Physical Review E
Physical Review E 85(2), 2012-02
American Physical Society