In situ tensile testing is raising increasing interest in the world of material science. By means of such experiments one can both investigate the properties of well-known materials, and study the structure of newly created ones. Stress-strain experiments on polymer foils and fibers often provide a better understanding of the structure-property connection.

In this webinar the possibility of in situ tensile experiments on the Empyrean diffractometer is presented. We demonstrate the possibility of orientation analysis in stretched polymers by means of 2D WAXS (wide-angle X-ray scattering) measurements.