Melting Behaviour of Linear Polyethylene Fractions

  • R. W. Ford
  • J. D. Ilavsky
  • R. A. Scott


The advent of commercial differential thermal analyzers of high resolution requiring only milligram quantities of samples has provided the polymer chemist with a powerful tool for studying the melting behaviour of semi-crystalline polymers. In the present case, a Perkin Elmer DSC-1 has been used to study the relationship between melting characteristics and molecular weight of two slightly different linear polyethylenes.


Cool Rate Melting Behaviour Isothermal Crystallization Lower Molecular Weight Fraction High Molecular Weight Fraction 
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© Plenum Press 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Ford
    • 1
  • J. D. Ilavsky
    • 1
  • R. A. Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Development LaboratoryDow Chemical of Canada, LimitedSarniaCanada

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