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Scalable, anisotropic transparent paper directly from wood for light management in solar cells

Jia, Chao; Li, Tian; Chen, Chaoji; Dai, Jiaqi; Kierzewski, Iain Michael; Song, Jianwei; Li, Yiju; Yang, Chunpeng; Wang, Chengwei; Hu, Liangbing

The growing demand for flexible electronics and solar energy conversion devices has fueled a search for high-quality paper-based materials with excellent mechanical flexibility and optical properties such as high transparency and haze. Despite the tremendous efforts have been dedicated to developing paper-based materials with high transparency or high haze, challenges…
12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersCustomer publicationsOrientation analysisPolymer researchUSAXSWAXS

Inter-fibrillar tie chains determined critical stress of large strain cavitation in tensile stretched isotactic polypropylene

Lu, Ying; Lyu, Dong; Xiong, Bijin; Chen, Ran; Men, Yongfeng

Isotactic polypropylene (iPP) samples with pure mesophase, pure α modification, and coexistence of both phases were used to investigate the sudden stress whitening triggered at large strain during stretching. This whitening was caused by the cavities generated in the highly oriented amorphous network. The critical stresses of such cavitation-induced whitening…
12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersCustomer publicationsOrientation analysisPolymer researchTensileWAXS

Crystallization of hard segments in MDI/BD-based polyurethanes deformed at elevated temperature and their dependence on the MDI/BD content

Li, Xuke; Lu, Ying; Wang, Hai; Pöselt, Elmar; Eling, Berend; Men, Yongfeng

Morphological variation of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) with different hard segment contents (HSCs) stretched at 100 °C higher than the Tg of hard domain was monitored by in-situ wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) techniques. WAXS patterns reveal that the crystalline modification of TPUs with high HSCs transforms from…
12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersCustomer publicationsOrientation analysisPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXS

Controlling Crystal Microstructure To Minimize Loss in Polymer Dielectrics

Miranda, Daniel F.; Zhang, Shihai; Runt, James

A model semicrystalline polymer, poly(ethylene naphthalate) (PEN), was used to examine how morphological factors inhibit chain segment relaxations that contribute to dielectric loss. This was achieved by manipulating the extent of crystallization and the crystalline microstructure through a combination of annealing and uniaxial drawing and investigating the effects on dielectric…
12 March 2019