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Plastically deformed samples of ultra high purity iron (UHP) doped with 150 ppm of niobium were investigated by differential temperature scanning calorimetry (DTSC) determining the stored energy and the activation enthalpy of recovery and recrystallization. Any oxidation effects were successfully prevented with a newly constructed device for cleaning the specimens by ion-etching and enclosing them hermetically in noble metal capsules without any contact to air. Compared with pure iron the stored energy and the activation enthalpy are increased in the Fe–Nb alloy resulting in a large shift of the recrystallization temperature.

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The thermal and crystal morphological properties of poly[ethylene teraphthalate] (PET) and poly(ethylene-2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate) (PEN) biaxially oriented films were compared to amorphous and other isotropic semi-crystalline samples. Crystal melting as a function of temperature was characterized by temperature modulated DSC (TMDSC) and found to begin just above the glass transition for both oriented films. About 75°C above the glass transitions, substantial exothermic recrystallization begins and continues through the final melting region in oriented films. The maximum in the non-reversing TMDSC signal for the oriented films signifies the maximum recrystallization exothermic activity with peaks at 248°C and 258°C for PET and PEN, respectively. The final melting endotherm detected was 260°C and 270°C for PET and PEN, and is shown by the TMDSC data and by independent rapid heating rate melting point determinations to be due to the melting of species recrystallized during the heating scan. The results are compared with TMDSC data for initially amorphous and melt crystallized samples. The volume fraction of rigid species (F rigid=total crystal fraction plus rigid amorphous or non-crystalline species) were measured by TMDSC glass transition data, and contrasted with the area fraction of rigid species at the oriented film surface characterized with very high resolution atomic force microscopy (AFM) phase data. The data suggest that the 11 nm wide hard domains in PET, and 21 nm wide domains in PEN film detected by AFM consist of both crystal and high stiffness interphase species.

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The principles of selective separations by recrystallization are explained and formulae for the calculation of decontamination factors are presented. Experiments with strontium sulfate and radioactive strontium ions demonstrate the validity of the theoretical considerations. Similar or higher decontamination factors are found than those calculated for a uniform distribution of the radioactive strontium ions between crystals and solution. The high values are explained by assuming a recrystallization mechanism which consists of dissolution and redeposition of crystal layers. The half-times of recrystallization increase sharply with Sr2+ or SO 4 2− concentration in the solution. In nitric acid solutions as well as in mixtures containing nitrates and nitric acid the solubility of strontium sulfate is rather high, accordingly the decontamination factors are low under these conditions and furthermore the recrystallization half-times are long.

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Toughened glass panels used as a glazing material in multistorey buildings are known to fracture prematurely when they contain nickel sulfide inclusions as a result of the α-β phase recrystallisation in nickel sulfide. The kinetics of this recrystallisation were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions. The recrystallisation was observed to be a two-step process with an induction period followed by the phase change. A two-stage kinetic model was used to estimate the recrystallisation time under ambient conditions. These values were found to correlate well with the observed time to failure for glass panels installed in multistorey buildings.

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recrystallization of amorphous sample [ 25 – 27 ]. Thus it might be proposed that MCP H 2 O after dehydration became a fully or partially amorphous form and then recrystallized with temperature. Fig. 2 TG curve and DSC

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The thermal evolution of a very fine-grained hydrated cobalt molybdate, CoMoO4 · · 0.9H2O, has been studied by dilatometry, DTA, X-ray crystallography and scanning electron microscopy. Four principal stages have been detected between 25 and 1000°: dehydration, polymorphism (or precipitation), recrystallization, and high-temperature phase change. Such phenomena also occurred with some other hydrated molybdates (Ni, Mn).

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Bisphenol-A polycarbonate (BAPC) was crystallised by exposure to acetone vapours for a period of 9 h; it developed a 20% crystallinity according to WAXS measurements. The samples of semi-crystalline BAPC were then submitted to a series of thermal treatments including annealing, self-nucleation and subsequent isothermal crystallizations. The results showed that the polymer possesses a remarkable crystalline memory and a much faster recrystallization and reorganization capacity (lamellar thickening) than its very low thermal crystallization rate. This peculiar crystallization behaviour probably stems from its rigid backbone molecular structure.

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The effect of thermal treatment, in air and in vacuum, on51Cr(III)-doped potassium chromate and on post-irradiation-recrystallized potassium chromate has been studied. The51Cr(VI) yield was found to increase and the M yield to decrease in all samples, while the DP yield remained constant up to 180 °C and decreased at higher temperatures. The results were not affected by the presence of oxygen.

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The unusual dependence of the melting peak temperature of the species recrystallized during DSC scans on the isothermal crystallization temperature (T c) is discussed for isotactic polypropylene samples.

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The recrystallization of 5 N copper samples which had been deformed at roomtemperature by torsion to an average shear of by rolling to 65% r.c.s. was investigated by means of a commercial heatflow calorimeter.

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