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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of polymer science. Part C, Polymer letters|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)