Synchrotron X-ray diffraction of a single filament and a bundle of poly (p-phenylene terephthalamide) filaments

Benjamin Chu, Chi Wu, Yingjie Li, Gerard S. Harbison, Eric J. Roche, Steven R. Allen, Thomas F. McNulty, James C. Phillips

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Abstract

A report is presented on the first X-ray diffraction measurements of a single PPTA (p-phenylene terephthalamide) filament using synchrotron X-ray radiation. It is shown that the X-ray patterns from a the X-ray patterns from a filament and a bundle of filaments are comparable, as to be expected. However, in lattice tensile experiments, a single filament can have better-defined stresses and avoid averaging over filaments of different orientations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of polymer science. Part C, Polymer letters
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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