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dc.contributor.advisorBellehumeur, Celine
dc.contributor.authorLin, Wen
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-08T20:19:21Z
dc.date.available2005-08-08T20:19:21Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationLin, W. (2003). Morphology of polymer particles and its impact on the coalescence process (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/19526en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612936139en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/40304
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 109-131.en
dc.description.abstractCoalescence of polymer particles occurs in industrial processes of rotational molding, powder coating, and rapid prototyping. The extent and rates of binding between particles govern the production cycle and the physical properties of the product. Polymer coalescence is promoted by heating the powder to the glass transition/melting temperatures and the melt viscosity, elasticity and surface tension are reported to be important parameters. It is also suggested that the molecular structure of the polymer and its morphology in the solid state may be important, and this is of current interest. The morphology of polymer particles is to be modified to achieve optimal processability and product quality through controlling the processing conditions and changing the material composition with additives. Commercial grade ethylene copolymers and polypropylene were used in this work. The resins were melted in a mold with and without a nucleating agent (bis 3 ,4 dimethylbenzylidene sorbitol) and solidified to form cylinders under various thermal treatments. Results showed that samples with slower cooling rates exhibited higher crystallinity and increased thermal stability. Coalescence experiments were conducted by heating two juxtaposed discs. There were only small differences with coalescence behaviors for samples subjected only to thermal treatments. However, the addition of the nucleating agent led to the formation of crystalline structures with higher crystallinity, melting and crystallization temperatures, and consequently slows the coalescing rates significantly.
dc.format.extentxvi, 149 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleMorphology of polymer particles and its impact on the coalescence process
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/19526
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Petroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2003 L555en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1453 520708888


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.