Novel Fibre-like Crystals in Thin Films of Poly Ether Ether Ketone (PEEK)
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This paper highlights the fabrication and characterization of a new type of crystal in quenched, cooled and annealed PEEK films. Following this process, a “fibre-like” crystal structure has been identified. Across the film surface, these fibres cross each other and form a random network of interconnected fibres.
The authors would like to thanks for the support of the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC grant no EP/L017318/1).
Available online 8 August 2016