The author describes various effects which he has detected involving the reversal of the reinforcing action of fillers in polymers in different subregions of the glassy state. It is suggested that these effects can be explained in terms of, among other things, the flexibility of the macromolecules. The concept of an optimal flexibility at which the maximum value of a given mechanical property can be realized is introduced. It is shown that it is possible, in principle, to reinforce a polymer in any subregion of the glassy state and even below Tb, as well as to obtain equal-strength, equal-modulus, equally reinforced, etc., composites containing different (large and small) amounts of fillers and plasticizers.
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Solomko, V.P. Reversal of the reinforcing effect of fillers and the relation between the flexibility of the macromolecules and the mechanical properties of filled polymers. Polymer Mechanics 10, 171–175 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00860808
- Mechanical Property
- Glassy State
- Optimal Flexibility