High Pressure X-Ray Studies of Polyethylene

  • B. A. Newman
  • T. P. Sham
  • K. D. Pae


High-pressure x-ray diffraction and optical studies of polymers using the gasketed diamond-anvil cell have been carried out by several investigators [1–5]. Crystallization and crystal phase transitions can be observed directly using these methods. However, there are two serious problems involved in the utilization of the gasketed diamond-anvil cell for such studies. These are Variation of pressure with temperature and the accurate measurement of pressure.


Debye Temperature Pressure Crystallization Repulsive Energy Polymorphic Phase Transition Crystal Phase Transition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. A. Newman
    • 1
  • T. P. Sham
    • 1
  • K. D. Pae
    • 1
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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