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Polyethylene Morphology

  • Ulf W. GeddeEmail author
  • Alessandro Mattozzi
Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 169)

Abstract

The morphology of polyethylene has been an important theme in polymer science for more than 50 years. This review provides an historical background and presents the important findings on five specialised topics: the crystal thickness, the nature of the fold surface, the lateral habit of the crystals, how the spherulite develops from the crystal lamellae, and multi-component crystallisation and segregation of low molar mass and branched species.

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Polyethylene Morphology Review 

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Acknowledgements

The financial support from the Swedish Research Council (grant 621–2001–1621) is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Fibre and Polymer TechnologyRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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