Comparative Dynamic Characteristics of Electrospun Ultrathin Fibers and Films Based on Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)

The dynamic of polymer chains for electrospun poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) fibers and the PHB films was studied with spin probe characteristics obtained by ESR technique. The ESR data combined with DSC analysis reveal the presence of two TEMPO probe populations with different correlation times indicating the heterogeneous structure of intercrystalline areas in the films, fibers and the cold rolled fiber mats. The ESR data are in agreement with the 2-mode model of amorphous state in semicrystalline polymers.