Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The diffusion coefficient for two diffusants of the type n-(CH2)NX is measured, where N ≃ 25, 45 and X is a suitable label; the matrix is linear polyethylene cooled at two widely differing rates from the melt. The measuring technique used is a recently developed one based on infrared microdensitometry. The results indicate that these diffusants diffuse faster in the slowly cooled matrix, in marked contrast to the behavior of gaseous diffusants. They are in agreement with the predictions of the model developed in a previous paper (part I), in which the constraints imposed by interlamellar tie molecules on long diffusants were shown to be important.
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