What is Degree of Crystallinity?
The degree of crystallinity is defined as the fractional amount of polymer that is crystalline and it is either expressed in terms of the mass fraction or the volume fraction.
For semi-crystalline polymers, the degree of crystallinity is one of its most important physical parameters since it reflects the sample's morphology and determines various mechanical properties, such as the Young modulus, yield stress as well as impact strength.
Differential scanning calorimetry is widely used to determine the amount of crystalline material. It can be used to determine the fractional amount of crystallinity in a polymer sample. Other commonly used methods are X-ray diffraction, density measurements, and infrared spectroscopy.
How to Calculate Total Mass of Specimen?
Total Mass of Specimen calculator uses Total Mass of Specimen = Total Mass of Crystalline Components+Total Mass of Amorphous Components to calculate the Total Mass of Specimen, The Total Mass of Specimen formula is defined as sum of total mass of crystalline and amorphous components present in a polymer. Total Mass of Specimen is denoted by m symbol.
How to calculate Total Mass of Specimen using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Total Mass of Specimen, enter Total Mass of Crystalline Components (m_{c}) & Total Mass of Amorphous Components (m_{a}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Total Mass of Specimen calculation can be explained with given input values -> 9 = 0.004+0.005.