1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Molecular orientation and volume

  1. May 27, 2015 #1
    In the process for orienting molecular chains, for example dyneema, does the volume of the polymer change? In the process for creating dyneema, the fibers are drawn, heated and elongated. Would this change the volume of fiber?

    I know the density for dyneema is listed at .97. The density of uhmwpe is listed at .94. I want to say it loses volume but these figures could be wrong. I was hoping there was a common sense answer from a molecular structure point of view.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 1, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook