A comparative study of the structure of uniaxially-oriented bulk samples of linear PE of various molecular weights over a wide range of draw ratios has been carried out by means of small and wide angle X-ray analysis, NMR-spectroscopy and DSC. The structure of oriented high molecular weight PE samples, prepared by drawing single crystal mats to draw ratios up to 200, have also been studied. A large number of unfolded tie-molecules have been found to exist in the trans-conformation in PE amorphous regions. The…
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