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Correlation Between Processing and Material Strength: Case of UHMWPE

This collaborative effort examines the relationship between processing conditions and material performance in high impact (high strain rate)

Direct Measure of Crystalline Domain Size, Distribution, and Orientation in Polyethylene Fibers

Abstract High performance ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers are primarily composed of extended chain (shish) and

Multiscale Approaches to Formation of Thermoplastic Prepreg Short Carbon Fiber

Abstract The fabrication of prepreg carbon fiber typically involves continuous fibers or fabrics which cannot be easily translated

High Throughput Carbon Fiber Surface Modification

Abstract Typical commercial surface treatments for continuous carbon fibers are often unavailable for short fibers. As such, there

The Evolution of Crystalline Structures During Gel Spinning of Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers

Abstract Most studies are focused on the final mechanical properties of the fiber and the processing window required

Novel Processing Apparatus to Control Multiscale Morphology in Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers

Abstract This work focuses on the use of a novel apparatus to study gel-spinning of ultra-high molecular weight