A heatable stretching device for dynamic X-ray studies

N.A.J.M. Aerle, van, A.W.M. Braam

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    Abstract

    In this paper a heatable stretching device is presented which enables the performance of real-time X-ray experiments during deformation. The construction of the oven makes it possible to perform experiments with detectable X-ray diffraction angles (2) of up to 30°. It is shown that the apparatus can be used to study morphological changes occurring during the deformation/drawing of polymer materials, using the benefits of synchrotron facilities. A series of small-angle (SAXS) and wide-angle (WAXS) X-ray scattering patterns obtained during the drawing of melt-crystallized ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) at 373 K is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)106-108
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1988

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