Crystal Growth in Paraffin

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AN increased interest in crystallization phenomena, especially in polymeric materials, is shown by the number of publications devoted to the subject1. I originally published observations of crystal growth of a dislocation mechanism in polymeric material2; however, some observations remained unpublished and increased interest in this general area prompts this communication.

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    “Growth and Perfection of Crystals”, edit. by Doremus, R., Roberts, B. W., and Turnbull, D. (J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1958).

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    Jaccodine, R. J., Nature, 176, 305 (1955).

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    Frank, F. C., “Faraday Society Discussion on Crystal Growth”, No. 5 (1948); Phil. Mag., 42, 1014 (1951).

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    Dawson, I. M., and Vand, V., Nature, 167, 476 (1951). Forty, A. J., “Advances in Physics”, 3, No. 9 (1954).

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JACCODINE, R. Crystal Growth in Paraffin. Nature 187, 498–499 (1960) doi:10.1038/187498a0

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