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 Volume of Specimen?
Total Volume of Specimen calculator uses Total Volume of Specimen = Total Volume of Crystalline Components+Total Volume of Amorphous Components to calculate the Total Volume of Specimen, The Total Volume of Specimen formula is the amount of space that a crystalline component occupies in a polymer. Total Volume of Specimen is denoted by v symbol.
How to calculate Total Volume of Specimen using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Total Volume of Specimen, enter Total Volume of Crystalline Components (v_{c}) & Total Volume of Amorphous Components (v_{a}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Total Volume of Specimen calculation can be explained with given input values -> 8.8 = 4.3+4.5.