Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 711–721 | Cite as

An investigation of the microstructure and mechanical properties of high density polyethylene spherulites

  • A. Low
  • D. Vesely
  • P. Allan
  • M. Bevis
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Abstract

Scanning transmission electron microscopy and related techniques have been used to characterize the micromorphologies of high-density polyethylene spherulites produced under different crystallization conditions. The experimental techniques used in the investigation are summarized, as are some relationhips between spherulite morphology, crystallization conditions and mechanical properties. A preliminary model for the micromorphology of banded polyethylene spherulites is proposed.

Keywords

Polymer Microstructure Microscopy Electron Microscopy Mechanical Property 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Low
    • 1
  • D. Vesely
    • 1
  • P. Allan
    • 1
  • M. Bevis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolUK

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