D J Blundell

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Developments in X-ray synchrotron radiation sources and electronic area detectors have allowed the development of new X-ray diffraction techniques to investigate polymeric materials at high temporal and spatial resolution. These developments are illustrated by studies of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET). The fabrication of films and containers of PET(More)
The microfocus X-ray beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility has been used to investigate the variation in molecular orientation and crystallinity in spherulites of the organic polymer poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB). This is the first report of the correlation of optical and X-ray measurements on spherulitic polymer films where X-ray(More)
Fig. I . Scene of devastation at Lice. A general view showing the devastation at Lice in Turkey after an earthquake totally destroyed the town killing more than 2200 people and with more being dug from the rubble by rescue workers. Army roadblocks were turning back a11 but essential and military vehicles on the outskirts of Lice, where there was still(More)
A microdeformation stage based on a piezoelectric crystal actuator capable of measuring the force applied to micrometre-sized polymeric samples is described. Laboratory force/strain measurements on a single strut of an elastomeric polyurethane foam have been conducted for the first time. The device has also been used on the microfocus beamline at the(More)
The microfocus X-ray beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility has been used to investigate the variation in molecular orientation and crystallinity in the wall of a container fabricated from poly(ethylene terephthalate). Two-dimensional wide-angle X-ray scattering patterns were recorded and displayed in real time as the specimen was tracked(More)
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