Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 29, Issue 3–4, pp 369–375 | Cite as

Chemiluminescence of polyethylene induced by UV irradiation

  • Hayato Kihara
  • Tohru Yabe
  • Satoru Hosoda


The chemiluminescence (CL) of polyethylene (PE) film induced by UV irradiation was investigated. CL parameter, I0, which indicates the oxidation rate under UV irradiation was obtained from a kinetic analysis. The I0 was found to be valuable to evaluate the durability of PE films.


Oxidation Polymer Polyethylene Oxidation Rate Kinetic Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hayato Kihara
    • 1
  • Tohru Yabe
    • 1
  • Satoru Hosoda
    • 1
  1. 1.Chiba Research LaboratorySumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.ChibaJapan

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