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dc.contributor.authorHeeley, E.L.*
dc.contributor.authorGough, Timothy D.*
dc.contributor.authorHughes, D.J.*
dc.contributor.authorBras, W.*
dc.contributor.authorRieger, J.*
dc.contributor.authorRyan, A.J.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-07T14:33:36Z
dc.date.available2016-10-07T14:33:36Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.citationHeeley EL, Gough T, Hughes DJ et al (2013) Effect of processing parameteres on the morphology development during extrusion of polyethylene tape: and in-line small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) study. Polymer. 54(24): 6580-6588.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9663
dc.descriptionNo
dc.description.abstractThe in-line development of crystalline morphology and orientation during melt extrusion of low density polyethylene (LDPE) tape at nil and low haul-off speeds has been investigated using Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS). The processing parameters, namely haul-off speed and distance down the tape-line have been varied and the resulting crystalline morphology is described from detailed analysis of the SAXS data. Increasing haul-off speed increased orientation in the polymer tape and the resulting morphology could be described in terms of regular lamellar stacking perpendicular to the elongation direction. In contrast, under nil haul-off conditions the tape still showed some orientation down the tape-line, but a shish-kebab structure prevails. The final lamellae thickness (similar to 50 angstrom) and bulk crystallinity (similar to 20%), were low at, for all processing conditions investigated, which is attributed to the significant short-chain branching in the polymer acting as point defects limiting lamellae crystal growth. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2013.10.004
dc.subjectPolymer extrusion
dc.subject; Low density polyethylene
dc.subject; Small-angle x-ray scattering; SAXS
dc.subject; Semicrystalline diblock copolymers
dc.subject; Shear-enhanced crystallization
dc.subject; Synchrotron-radiation
dc.subject; Isotactic polypropylene
dc.subject; Polymer crystallization
dc.subject; Shish-kebab
dc.subject; Polyethylene/polypropylene blends
dc.subject; Density-fluctuations
dc.subject; Melt
dc.subject; Flow
dc.titleEffect of processing parameters on the morphology development during extrusion of polyethylene tape: An in-line small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) study
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted2013-10-04
dc.date.application2013-10-11
dc.typeArticle
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