Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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27_12/2006Cover Picture: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 12/2006

Cover: Phase development mechanism during drawing from highly entangled melt of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene was analyzed by simultaneous measurements of in situ X-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation and stress/strain behavior. Crystallization into a metastable hexagonal form was predominantly induced during drawing from highly entangled polyethylene melt beyond a critical strain, but it transformed into a stable orthorhombic form with further draw. Further details can be found in the article by H. Uehara,* M. Kakiage, T. Yamanobe, T. Komoto, and S. Murakami on page 966.

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