Journal of thermal analysis

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 535–538 | Cite as

Measurement of the oxidative stability of polyethylene by differential thermal analysis

  • E. L. Charsley
  • J. G. Dunn
Short Communication


An evaluation has been made of the experimental features critical to the evaluation of the oxidative stability of polyethylene using constant temperature DTA, with particular reference to the control and measurement of the sample temperature.


Differential Thermal Analysis Oxidative Stability Induction Time Oxidative Induction Time Oxidative Induction 
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© Wiley Heyden Ltd., Chichester and Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. L. Charsley
    • 1
  • J. G. Dunn
    • 1
  1. 1.Consultancy ServiceLondonUK

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