The mechanism of thickness determination in polymer crystals
Jonathan P. K. Doye and Daan Frenkel
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2160-2163 (1998)
Based upon kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of crystallization in
a simple polymer model we present a new picture of the mechanism by which
the thickness of lamellar polymer crystals is constrained to a value close
to the minimum thermodynamically stable thickness.
This description contrasts with those given by the two dominant theoretical approaches.
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