The molecular process by which (i) amorphous or poorly ordered regions of a polymer
specimen become incorporated into crystals, or (ii) a change to a more stable
crystal structure takes place, or (iii) defects within the crystal decrease.
- Secondary crystallization may be involved in the reorganization process.
Reorganization may result from annealing.
Points (i) and (ii) above may also be called crystal perfection.
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