Plastic deformation and fracture of partially crystalline polyethylene at the mesoscopic level

Wei Han, Haobin Luo, Feng E.N. Teng, Yuming Wang, V. E. Panin, A. I. Slosman

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The plastic deformation of partially crystalline polyethylene was developed at a mesoscopic level, which is determined by the material's specific two-phase structure. A number of similarities exist between partially crystalline polyethylene and metallic materials in the processes of plastic deformation, which include: the stage character exhibited on the loading curves; the frontal propagation of the neck in polyethylene and the Luders bands in metals along the working part of the specimens; and the formation of domain structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-548
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


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  • Materials Science(all)

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