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  • 1 Universidad de A Coruña Departamento de Física, E.U.P. Ferrol Avda. 19 de Febrero s/n 15405 Ferrol Spain
  • | 2 CSIC Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros Juan de la Cierva 3 28006 Madrid Spain
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Isothermal crystallization and melting of isotactic polypropylene in binary polypropylene-wood flour composites has been studied by DSC, and the influence of an ethylene-methacrylic acid copolymer interfacial agent analyzed. Wood flour induces a slight nucleating effect, reducing the basal interfacial free energy of nucleation and increasing the overall crystallization rate. The interfacial agent generates a compatibilization phenomenon and an increase in the basal interfacial free energies with respect to the binary composites. In both binary and ternary systems the melting behaviour is a function of undercooling and is unaltered by the presence of either wood flour or the interfacial agent.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
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Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)