volume 32, issue 17, P1255-1260 1992
DOI: 10.1002/pen.760321711
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Abstract: Available literature data, augmented with a few mild and plausible assumptions, have been used to derive an estimated empirical compliance matrix for orthorhombic crystalline polyethylene at ambient conditions. Compared with this representation of experimental observations, reported theoretical compliance surfaces, derived from molecular mechanics, are shown to be in quantitative disagreement, although qualitatively their shapes are not dissimilar.It is further shown that if an accurate theoretical determinat…

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