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A non-Gaussian statistical treatment of semicrystalline polymers

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The purpose of this paper is to characterize the molecular parameters of a Semicrystalline polymer by means of stress-strain-measurements. At low or moderate draw-ratios, the Gaussian theory of rubberlike elasticity of the amorphous regions allows to calculate the intrinsic birefringence of the amorphous region. At higher draw-ratios the non-Gaussian model makes it possible to define the number of statistical segments for any value of homogeneous draw-ratio, and then to estimate the maximum extensibility of the network chains.

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Rietsch, F., Cavrot, J.P. A non-Gaussian statistical treatment of semicrystalline polymers. Polymer Bulletin 7, 211–216 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00255317

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  • Polymer
  • Statistical Treatment
  • Material Processing
  • Amorphous Region
  • Network Chain