A variety of techniques is used to describe the fine structure of a series of well defined linear polyethylenes, polymerized using the new generation of metallocene-based catalysts. The sample’s molecular weight (Mw) is restricted to the usual values of processability of this material ranging from 14 K to 460 K. It will be clearly shown that the overall enthalpy of the rapidly crystallized samples follows a linear decrease with the log of Mw. The relative amounts of the different phases as seen from Raman spectroscopy and small angle X-ray scattering are evaluated as a function of molecular weight. As a consequence of the overall study, the contributions of the ordered and disordered regions to the long period are clearly separated and a semi-empirical expression for this essential structural parameter is proposed.
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The fine structure of metallocene-based linear polyethylenes: Part 1. A model grounded on molecular mobility / A. Alizadeh, A. Muñoz-Escalona, P. Lafuente, J.V. Garcia Ramos, J. Martı́nez-Salazar // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 4345–4352.