Accession Number : AD0762780

Title :   Optical and Mechanical Studies of High Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 70-30 Nov 72,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST POLYMER RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Stein,Richard S.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The report presents a summary of principal accomplishments and a list of publications arising during the final two years of a longstanding project on the use of optical methods for the study of morphology and deformation mechanisms of high polymers. Theory, techniques and experimental results are presented for the methods of dynamic and relaxational x-ray diffraction and birefringence, infrared dichroism relaxation, and photographic and dynamic light scattering. Materials studied include polyethylene, ethylene-propylene, ethylene-methacrylic acid and ethylene-carbon monoxide copolymers, polyethylene terephthalate, and cis and trans poly 1,4 butadiene. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLYMERS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), OPTICAL PROPERTIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, RELAXATION TIME, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, SCATTERING

Subject Categories : Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE