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Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 855–859 | Cite as

Rheological characteristics of melts of low-molecular-weight branched polyethylene in the region of critical molecular weights

  • É. É. Yakobson
  • L. A. Faitel'son
  • L. L. Sul'zhenko
  • V. P. Kovtun
  • N. M. Domareva
  • I. P. Briedis
  • V. V. Aref'eva
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Abstract

The viscosity and the first difference of the normal stresses have been measured at stationary shear rates from 5.68 to 4500 sec−1 for melts of low-density polyethylenes obtained by thermal degradation of commercial polyethylene in a nitrogen atmosphere. In addition, the complex modulus has been measured on the angular frequency range from 0.396 to 198.5 sec−1. Three regions of molecular weights differing with respect to the value of the exponent in the relation η0 = kMα have been established. At\(\bar M\)>\(\bar M_c \) normal stresses are observed in the region of shear rates corresponding to a linear dependence of the shear rate on the shear stresses.

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Viscosity Atmosphere Molecular Weight Shear Stress Polyethylene 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • É. É. Yakobson
  • L. A. Faitel'son
  • L. L. Sul'zhenko
  • V. P. Kovtun
  • N. M. Domareva
  • I. P. Briedis
  • V. V. Aref'eva

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