Processing-structure-mechanical property relationships of semicrystalline polyolefin-based block copolymers

Fanny Deplace, Zhigang Wang, Nathaniel Lynd, Atsushi Hotta, Jeffrey Rose, Philip Hustad, Jun Tian, Hisashi Ohtaki, Geoffrey Coates, Fumihiko Shimizu, Kousou Hirokane, Fumiyoshi Yamada, Yong Woo Shin, Lixia Rong, Jie Zhu, Shigeyuki Toki, Benjamin Hsiao, Glenn Fredrickson, Edward Kramer

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The incremental plastic deformation of the crystals of block copolymers made of semicrystalline polypropylene endblocks and amorphous ethylene-r-propylene midblocks occurring during step cycle tensile tests has dramatic effects on the stress-strain curves. This can be understood from the evolution of the morphology and of the microstructure of the crystalline blocks revealed by X-ray scattering experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1428-1437
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Block copolymers
  • Elastomers
  • Mechanical properties
  • Polyolefins
  • Saxs
  • Thermoplastics
  • Waxs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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