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Preparation, Structure, and Properties of an Isotactic Polypropylene Film with Ultrahigh Content, Ordered, and Continuous ?-Transcrystallinity

Liang, Guixue; Yang, Shuo; Li, Jiang; Guo, Shaoyun

?-Transcrystallinity (?-TC) of polypropylene (PP) is a novel kind of crystal that is of significant importance. Owing to the low content, discontinuity, and random distribution of ?-TC obtained by traditional methods, there has not been significant research on this particular crystal. Thus, its formation mechanism and growth law remain unclear…
27 January 2020
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Investigation of Micromechanical Behavior and Voiding of Polyethylene Terephthalate/Polyethylene-stat-methyl Acrylate Blends during Tensile Deformation

Lee, Bongjoon; Onbulak, Sebla; Xu, Yuewen; Topolkaraev, Vasily; McEneany, Ryan; Bates, Frank; Hillmyer, Marc

Micromechanical deformation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)/ethylene-stat-methyl acrylate copolymer blends was investigated for various MA contents and molar masses of p(E-s-MA). The copolymers were synthesized by ring-opening metathesis polymerization and subsequent hydrogenation. Varying the MA content and molar mass of the copolymer alters the interfacial adhesion between the…
27 January 2020
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Formation and evolution of shish-kebab structure during hot stretching in gel-spun ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers with high concentration gel solution

An, Minfang; Lv, You; Xu, Haojun; Li, Yiguo; Wang, Zongbao

Formation and evolution of shish‐kebab crystals of gel‐spun ultra‐high molecular weight polyethylene fibers from high concentration gel solution during hot‐stretching process were studied by in situ small‐angle X‐ray scattering and wide‐angle X‐ray diffraction measurements, differential scanning calorimetry, and scanning electron microscopy. We show that the structural evolution process can be…
18 July 2019
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Effect of solvent-matrix interactions on structures and mechanical properties of micelle-crosslinked gels

Xu, Dan; Xu, Ting; Gao, Guorong; Xiao, Ying; Wang, Zongbao; Chen, Jing; Zhou, Yang; Wang, Rong; Yin, Jingbo; Fu, Jun

Previous studies on hydrogels crosslinked by acrylated PEO99–PPO65–PEO99 triblock copolymer (F127DA) micelles demonstrate outstanding strength and toughness, which is attributed to the efficient energy dissipation through the hydrophobic association in the micelles. The current study further focuses on how the solvent property affects the structures and the mechanical properties of…
18 July 2019
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Structural transformation from shish-kebab crystals to micro-fibrils through hot stretching process of gel-spun ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers with high concentration solution

An, Minfang; Lv, You; Yao, Guibin; Zhang, Li; Wang, Zongbao

Structural evolution of gel-spun ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers with high concentration solution via hot stretching process was investigated by in situ small-angle X-ray scattering, in situ wide-angle X-ray diffraction measurements, scanning electron microscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry. With the increase of stretching strain, the long period continuously increases…
12 March 2019
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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
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Cavitation in Poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) during Tensile Deformation

Chen, Ran; Lu, Ying; Jiang, Zhiyong; Men, Yongfeng

The poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) sample was used to investigate the cavitation-induced stress-whitening phenomenon during stretching at different temperatures via the ultrasmall-angle X-ray scattering technique. Two modes of cavitation were found that mode I cavitation activated around yield point followed by mode II cavitation generated in highly oriented state. The critical strain for…
12 March 2019