Publications (1971 - 2008)



Selective Etching of Polymeric Materials
Science Progress, 1986, vol.70, pp.17-43

Novel Etching Phenomena in Poly(3-hydroxy butyrate) and Poly(oxymethylene) Spherulites
M. M. Shahin; R. H. Olley
J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys 2002, vol. 40, pp 124-133.

Refinement of Etching Techniques to Reveal Lamellar Profiles in Polyethylene Banded Spherulites
Shahin,M.M., Olley,R.H., Blissett,M.J.
J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Part B: Polym. Phys. 1999, vol.37, pp. 2279-2286

An Improved Permanganic Etchant For Polyolefines
Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
Polymer, 1982, vol.23, pp.1707-1710

A permanganic etchant for polyolefines
do not use this recipe (see next letter), go to 1999 or 1982 paper
Olley,R.H., Hodge A.M. and Bassett D.C.
Journal of Polymer Science 1979 vol.17 627-643

Not By Word of Mouth
Chemistry in Britain, 1988, vol.24, P.31

Delineating Water Trees in Cross-Linked Polyethylene - a New Technique
Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C., Vaughan,A.S., Banks,V.A.A., Mcallister,P.B., Moody,S.M.
Journal of Materials Science, 1992, vol.27, pp.5192-5198

On Quantitative Permanganic Etching
Freedman,A.M., Bassett,D.C., Vaughan,A.S., Olley,R.H.
Polymer, 1986, vol.27, pp.1163-1169

An Investigation of Permanganic Etching of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene
Freedman,A.M., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H.
Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics, 1988, vol.B27, pp.319-335

Permanganic Etching of PEEK
Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C., Blundell,D.J.
Polymer, 1986, vol.27, pp.344-348

Cooperative with Leeds University

Remnant morphologies in highly-drawn polyethylene after annealing
Amornsakchai T, Bassett DC, Olley RH, Unwin AP, Ward IM.
Polymer 2001; 42: 4117-4126

On the influence of initial morphology on the internal structure of highly drawn polyethylene
Amornsakchai T, Olley RH, Bassett DC, Al-Hussein MOM, Unwin AP, Ward IM.
Polymer 2000: 41: 8291-8298

The effect of molecular weight on the deformation behaviour of pressure annealed polyethylene
Maxwell,AS, Unwin,AP, Ward,IM, ElMaaty,MIA, Shahin,MM, Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
Journal of Materials Science, 1997, vol.32, pp.567-574

Morphological-Changes in Pressure Annealed Polyethylene
Shahin,M.M, Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C., Maxwell,A.S., Unwin,A.P., Ward,I.M.
Journal of Materials Science, 1996, vol.31, pp.5541-5549

Effects of Chain Structure and Orientation on the Morphology and Fracture Properties of Polyethylene
Tsui,S.W., Duckett,R.A., Ward,I.M., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Vaughan,A.S.
Polymer, 1992, vol.33, pp.4527-4532

Fibre and Fibre Compaction Studies

Jordan ND; Bassett DC; Olley RH; Hine PJ; Ward IM
The hot compaction behaviour of woven oriented polypropylene fibres and tapes. II. Morphology of cloths before and after compaction
Polymer 2003; 44: 1133-1143

Hine PJ, Ward IM, Jordan ND, Olley R, Bassett DC
The hot compaction behaviour of woven oriented polypropylene fibres and tapes. I. Mechanical properties
Polymer 2003; 44: 1117-1131

The development of morphology during hot compaction of Tensylon high-modulus polyethylene tapes and woven cloths
Jordan ND, Olley RH, Bassett DC, Hine PJ, Ward IM
Polymer, 2002, vol 43 pp 3397-3404

A Comparison of the Hot-Compaction Behavior of Oriented, High-Modulus, Polyethylene Fibers and Tapes.
P. J. Hine, I. M. Ward, N. D. Jordan, R. H. Olley and D. C. Bassett
Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics, 2001, vol 40 pp 959 – 989

On morphologies developed during two-dimensional compaction of woven polypropylene tapes
Amornsakchai T, Bassett DC, Olley RH, Hine PJ, Ward IM.
J Appl Polym Sci 2000; 78: 787-793

The hot compaction of 2-dimensional woven melt spun high modulus polyethylene fibres
Hine PJ, Ward IM, El Maaty MIA, Olley RH, Bassett DC.
J Mater Sci 2000; 35: 5091-5099

Aspects of the morphology and melting behavior of constrained polyethylene fibers
Teckoe,J., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H.
Polymer Journal, 1999, vol.31, pp.765-771

On the Internal Morphologies of High-Modulus Polyethylene and Polypropylene Fibres
Abo El Maaty,M.I.,Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
J. Mater. Sci., 1999, vol.34, pp.1975-1989

The morphology of woven polypropylene tapes compacted at temperatures above and below optimum
Teckoe,J., Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C., Hine,P.J., Ward,I.M.
Journal of Materials Science, 1999, vol.34, pp.2065-2073

The hot compaction of SPECTRA gel-spun polyethylene fibre
Yan,R.J., Hine,P.J., Ward,I.M., Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
Journal of Materials Science, 1997, vol.32, pp.4821-4832

On the Formation of Defects in Drawn Polypropylene Fibres
Abo El Maaty,M.I., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Dobb,M.G., Tomka,J.G., Wang,I-C.
Polymer, 1996, vol.37, pp.213-218

The Hot Compaction of Polypropylene Fibres
Abo El Maaty,M.I., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Hine,P.J., Ward,I.M.
Journal of Materials Science, 1996, vol.31, pp.1157-1163

The Hot Compaction of Polyethylene Terephthalate
Rasburn,J., Hine,P.J., Ward,I.M., Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C., Kabeel,M.A.
Journal of Materials Science, 1995, vol.30, pp.615-622

Differential Melting in Compacted High-Modulus Melt-Spun Polyethylene Fibres
Kabeel,M.A., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Hine,P.J., Ward,I.M.
Journal of Materials Science, 1995, vol.30, pp.601-606

Compaction of High-Modulus Melt-Spun Polyethylene Fibres At Temperatures Above and Below the Optimum
Kabeel,M.A., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Hine,P.J., Ward,I.M.
Journal of Materials Science, 1994, vol.29, pp.4694-4699

Morphology of Compacted Polyethylene Fibres
Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C., Hine,P.J., Ward,I.M.
Journal of Materials Science, 1993, vol.28, pp.1107-1112

The Hot Compaction of High Modulus Melt-Spun Polyethylene Fibres
Hine,P.J., Ward,I.M., Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
Journal of Materials Science, 1993, vol.28, pp.316-324

Other Research

Polyethylene in Orthopaedics

In-depth morphological changes and embrittlement near the wear surface of UHMWPE inserts from uncemented hip systems
Jordan ND, Bassett DC, Olley RH, Smith NG.
J Biomed Mater Res 2001; 55: 158-163

Mechanical changes linked to embrittlement at the wear surface of polyethylene implants in hip joints
Flores,A., Jordan,N.D., Balta-Calleja,F.J., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Smith,N.G.
Polymer 2000, vol.41: 7635-7639

On morphology of consolidated UHMWPE resin in hip cups
RH Olley, IL Hosier, DC Bassett, NG Smith
Biomaterials 1999, vol.20, pp 2037-2046

Polyethylenes (Metallocene Catalyst)

Title: Intramolecular branching distributions in metallocene short-chain branched polyethylenes examined by crystallization and annealing at high pressure
Parker JA, Olley RH
Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics 43 (15): 1986-1996: 2005

Solid-state C-13 NMR analyses of the crystalline-noncrystalline structure for metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene
Kuwabara,K., Kaji,H,. Horii,F., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H.
Macromolecules, 1997, vol.30, pp.7516-7521

On High-Pressure Crystallization and the Characterization of Linear Low-Density Polyethylenes
Parker,J.A., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Jääskeläinen,P.
Polymer, 1994, vol.35, pp.4140-4145

Monodisperse Paraffin studies

On Chain Conformations and Spherulitic Growth in Monodisperse n-C294H590
Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Sutton,S.J., Vaughan,A.S.
Polymer, 1996, vol.37, pp.4993-4997

On Spherulitic Growth in a Monodisperse Paraffin
Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Sutton,S.J., Vaughan,A.S.
Macromolecules, 1996, vol.29, pp.1852-1853

Blends and Phase Separation

On Crystallization in Polypropylene-Polyethylene Blends
Weng, J., Olley, R. H. and Bassett, D. C.
Chinese Journal of Applied Chemistry, 2001, 18 (5), 267-274

Shabana HM, Olley RH, Bassett DC, Jungnickel BJ.
Phase separation induced by crystallization in blends of polycaprolactone and polystyrene: an investigation by etching and electron microscopy
Polymer 2000, vol.41, pp.5513-5523

Miscibility and Isothermal Crystallisation of Polypropylene in Polyethylene Melts
Li,J., Shanks,R.A., Olley,R.H., Greenway,G.R.
Polymer 2001; vol.42; pp.7685-7694

On morphology and the competition between crystallization and phase separation in polypropylene-polyethylene blends
Dong,L.S., Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
Journal of Materials Science, 1998, vol.33, pp.4043-4048

On nucleation and isothermal changes in supercooling in a partially miscible polypropylene/polyethylene blend
Dong,L.S., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H.
Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics, 1998, vol.B37, pp.527-542

Electron-Microscopic Observation of Spinodal Decomposition in Blends of Tetramethyl Polycarbonate and Polystyrene
Shabana,H.M., Guo,W., Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
Polymer, 1993, vol.34, pp.1313-1315

On Crystallization and Phase Separation Phenomena in PEN/PHBA Copolyesters
Shabana,H.M., Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C., Zachmann,H-G.
Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics, 1996, vol.B35, pp.691-708


Enhanced Templating in the Crystallisation of Poly(ε-caprolactone) Using 1,3:2,4-di(4-Chlorobenzylidene) Sorbitol
Supatra Wangsoub, Fred J. Davis, Geoffrey R. Mitchell, Robert H. Olley
Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2008; 29 (23): 1861-1865

Wangsoub, S; Olley, RH; Mitchell, GR
Directed crystallisation of poly(ε-caprolactone) using a low-molar-mass self-assembled template
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 206 (18): 1826-1839 : 2005

Siripitayananon, J; Wangsoub, S; Olley, RH; Mitchell, GR
The use of a low-molar-mass self-assembled template to direct the crystallisation of poly (ε-caprolactone)
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 25 (15): 1365-1370 : 2004

Directed crystallisation of synthetic polymers by low-molar-mass self-assembled templates
Nogales A, Olley RH, Mitchell GR
Macromol Rapid Comm 2003; 24: 496-502


The effect of hard segment ordering in copolyurethane elastomers obtained by using simultaneously two types of diisocyanates
Prisacariu C, Olley RH, Caraculacu AA, Bassett DC, Martin C
Polymer 2003; 44: 5407-5421

Zolotukhin, MG; Fomine, S; Colquhoun, HM; Zhu, ZX; Drew, MGB; Olley, RH; Fairman, RA; Williams, DJ
Rapid, uncatalyzed ring-opening polymerization of individual macrocyclic poly(arylene thioether ketone)s under dynamic heating conditions
Macromolecules, 37 (6): 2041-2053 : 2004

Olley RH
Bush's blessings
New Scientist 2003, Vol 177, Iss 2383, pp 26-26

Weng, J; Olley, RH; Bassett, DC; Jääskeläinen, P
Crystallization of propylene-ethylene random copolymers

Weng J, Olley RH, Bassett DC, Jääskeläinen P
Changes in the melting behavior with the radial distance in isotactic polypropylene spherulites
J POLYM SCI POL PHYS 41 (19): 2342-2354 OCT 1 2003

Weng J; Olley RH; Bassett DC; Jääskeläinen P
On morphology and multiple melting in polypropylene
J Macromol Sci-Phys 2002; B41: 891-908

Optimizing impact properties of PP composites by control of spherulitic morphology
Ismail YS, Richardson MOW, Olley RH
J Appl Polym Sci 2001: 79: 1704-1715

Lamellar deformation and its variation in drawn isolated polyethylene spherulites
Lee SY, Bassett DC, Olley RH
Polymer 2003; 44: 5961-5967

Direct observations of differential lamellar deformation on drawing isolated polyethylene spherulites
Lee SY, Bassett DC, Olley RH
J Mater Sci 2000; 35: 5101-5110

A physical basis for proper chemistry
Olley RH
Chem Brit 2000; 36: 24-24

Shear enhanced crystallization in isotactic polypropylene. Part 2. Analysis of the formation of the oriented "skin"
G. Kumaraswamy, R.K. Verma, A.M. Issaian, P. Wang, J.A. Kornfield, F. Yeh, B.S. Hsiao and R. H. Olley
Polymer 2000, vol.41, pp.8931-8940.

He Z, Davis FJ, Olley RH, Mitchell GR
Phase behaviour and non-periodic crystallisation of random aromatic copolyesters and their side chain bearing systems
Polymer 2001; 42: 5351-5363

On spherulitic forms in an aromatic polyesteramide
He,Z., Olley,R.H.
Polymer, 2000, vol.41, pp.1157-1165

On cellulation in polyethylene spherulites
El-Maaty,M.I.A., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Jääskeläinen,P.
Macromolecules, 1998, vol.31, pp.7800-7805

Characterization of propylene/ethylene copolymers sequentially polymerized with delta-TiCl3/Et2AlCl catalyst system
Zhang,XQ, Olley,R.H., Huang,BT, Bassett,D.C.
Polymer International, 1997, vol.43, pp.45-54

On Surface-Morphology and Drawing of Polypropylene Films
Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics, 1994, vol.B33, pp.209-227

The Phase-Structure of High-Pressure-Crystallized Polyethylene
Kitamaru,R., Horii,F., Zhu,Q., Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H.
Polymer, 1994, vol.35, pp.1171-1181

Structural-Changes in Solvent-Induced Crystallization of Quenched Isotactic Polypropylene
Vittoria,V., Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
Colloid and Polymer Science, 1989, vol.267, pp.661-667

On the Development of Polypropylene Spherulites
Olley,R.H., Bassett,D.C.
Polymer, 1989, vol.30, pp.399-409

On Crystallization Phenomena in PEEK
Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Al Raheil,I.A.M.
Polymer, 1988, vol.29, pp.1745-1754

On Isolated Lamellae of Melt-Crystallized Polyethylene
Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H., Al Raheil,I.A.M.
Polymer, 1988, vol.29, pp.1539-1543

On the Lamellar Morphology of Isotactic Polypropylene Spherulites
Bassett,D.C., Olley,R.H.
Polymer, 1984, vol.25, pp.935-943

Older Stuff (Chain Extension in Polyethylene)

On the Morphology of Melt-Crystallized Polyethylene .2. Lamellae and Their Crystallization Conditions
Bassett,D.C., Hodge,A.M., Olley,R.H.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A- Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 1981, vol.377, P.39

Lamellar morphologies in melt-crystallized polyethylene
Bassett,D.C., Hodge,A.M. and Olley,R.H.
Faraday Discussions 1979, vol. 68, 218-224

Molecular Conformations in polyethylene after recrystallization or annealing at high pressure
Olley,R.H. and Bassett D.C.
Journal of Polymer Science 1977 vol.15 1011-1027

Measurement of high chain extensions in polyethylene by gel permeation chromatography
Bassett,D.C., Khalifa,B.A. and Olley,R.H.
Journal of Polymer Science 1977 vol.15 995-1009

Morphological study of chain-extended growth in polyethylene: 2. annealed bulk polymer
Bassett,D.C., Khalifa,B.A. and Olley,R.H.
Polymer 1976 vol.17 284-290

First ever paper (before Reading)

Changes of Molecular Size Distributions of Alkyd Resins during their Synthesis
Rybicka,S.M., Olley,R.H. and Cronin P.J.
Journal of Chromatographic Science 1971, vol.9, 524-527