Heeley, E.L.; Gough, T.; Bras, W.; Gleeson, A.J.; Coates, P.D. and Ryan, A.J.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2005.06.012|
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Exploring the macro and micro-structure development associated with crystallization in polymer materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene can be achieved using Small-and Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering techniques (SAXS/WAXS). Here, SAXS probes the long range ordering or macrostructure and WAXS gives information on the atomic level of ordering (microstructure). Following structure development and hence the crystallization process in polymers, is particularly important as it leads to the stabilisation of the final product. The crystallinity in a polymer material influences its aesthetic and mechanical properties and so to develop useful materials it is essential to have a deep understanding of the kinetics involved with this process, which can be explored with a variety of scattering techniques.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Small and Wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS); polymer processing; novel comb polymers|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
|Depositing User:||Ellen Heeley|
|Date Deposited:||07 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2016 09:58|
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