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Rheo-Optical Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy of Polymers. 10: Strain-Induced Crystallization of Sulfur-Crosslinked Natural Rubber During Cyclic Deformation

Volume 39, Number 5 (Oct. 1985) Page 761-765

Siesler, H.W.


Simultaneous Fourier transform infrared and stress-strain measurements have been applied to monitor the onset, progress, and decay of strain-induced crystallization during cyclic loading-unloading of sulfur-crosslinked natural rubber. The investigations also provided data in terms of the orientation of the average polymer and the polymer chains in the strain-induced crystal phase.