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Orientation and Structure Development in Poly(lactide) under Uniaxial Deformation

Stachurski, Zbigniew; Wong, Y-Sh; Venkatraman, S S


Semicrystalline poly(l-lactide), or PLLA, is used in many biomedical applications, including self-expanding stents. A network model is applied to describe the deformation behaviour of semicrystalline poly(l-lactide) obtained at different drawing temperatures. Based on the present results, it is suggested that the deformation behaviour of PLLA appears to follow pseudo-affine model at the macroscopic level, but it does not follow it at the molecular level. The development of molecular orientation...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Materialia
DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2008.06.027


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