Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The small-angle X-ray scattering method was applied to evaluate macromolecular parameters of Agave fibers (Agave sisalana, A. cantala, A. hybrid, A. elongata, and A. ameniensis). The macromolecular parameters such as specific inner surface, percentage of void, length of coherence, range of inhomogeneity, and transversal lengths were evaluated. The correlation of macromolecular parameters with the average breaking strength of Agave fibers did not lead to a linear relation, however, the specific macromolecular organization in A. sisalana manifested higher breaking strength.
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