Structural investigation of the phase transformation in the plastic zone of a β-phase isotactic polypropylene by synchrotron radiation microdiffraction

C. Riekel, J. Karger-Kocsis

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Abstract

X-ray microdiffraction with synchrotron radiation has been used to investigate the strain-induced crystalline modification transition in the plastic zone of a β-phase isotactic polypropylene (β-iPP). It was shown that the bulk β-iPP was gradually transformed into highly oriented, conformationally disordered (condis structure) α-phase iPP as the strain increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-545
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1999

Keywords

  • Phase transformation toughening
  • Polypropylene
  • Synchrotron radiation microdiffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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