latent heat of fusion

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latent heat of fusion

The heat required to convert 1 g of a solid to a liquid at the same temperature. For example, the process of converting 1 g of ice at 0°C to water at 0°C requires 80 cal, and, until it is completed, there will be no rise in the temperature.
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These overlapping of the a- and /{-phase peaks causes difficulties in determination of enthalpy of fusion for each phase (A/7, and A/V/d (52) and, hence, different technique have been pmposed to dissociate the peaks and to determine the enthalpy values [24, 30.
A TA instruments DSC2010 was used to measure the enthalpy of fusion and the melting temperature of samples taken from selected positions through the wall thickness of the various pipes.
samaple] is the enthalpy of fusion for the PHB samples and [DELTA]H* is the enthalpy of fusion for a 100% crystalline PHB, which is 149.
The crystallinity of the polymers was calculated from the ratio of the calculated enthalpy (heat) of fusion and the enthalpy of fusion of a completely crystalline sample [9]:
c] was calculated as the relation between the enthalpy of fusion [DELTA][H.