Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 459–464 | Cite as

Structural characteristics of aramid fibre variants

  • M. G. Dobb
  • R. M. Robson


Recently new types of high-performance aramid fibre based on poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) have been developed. This paper reports on their very different tensile behaviour and structural character as revealed by electron microscope and X-ray diffraction studies. The relationship between mechanical performance and structure of the variants is explored in detail, and performance-limiting factors are identified with a view to understanding how further improvements in properties may be achieved.


Polymer Electron Microscope Structural Characteristic Diffraction Study Mechanical Performance 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Dobb
    • 1
  • R. M. Robson
    • 1
  1. 1.Textile Physics LaboratoryUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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