Degree of orientation

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The extent to which the macromolecules composing a fibre or film lie in a predominant direction In the case of fibres the predominant direction is usually the fibre axis
Note 1 : There are several methods for assessment of the degree of orientation, of which measurement of birefringence is the most usual
Note 2 : The degrees of orientation of crystalline and non-crystalline regions may be evaluated separately

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