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The European Physical Journal E

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 329–332 | Cite as

Reply to the Commentary by E.M. Terentjev and M. Warner on “Mechanical properties of mono-domain side-chain nematic elastomers”

  • P. Martinoty
  • P. Stein
  • H. Finkelmann
  • H. Pleiner
  • H. R. Brand
Article

Abstract.

We argue that all dynamic mechanical experiments on side-chain liquid-crystalline elastomers performed up to now can be described without invoking the picture of dynamic soft or semi-soft elasticity.

Keywords

Mechanical Property Mechanical Experiment Nematic Elastomer Dynamic Mechanical Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Martinoty
    • 1
  • P. Stein
    • 1
  • H. Finkelmann
    • 2
  • H. Pleiner
    • 3
  • H. R. Brand
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Dynamique des Fluides ComplexesUMR CNRS-ULP n° 7506StrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Institut für Makromolekulare ChemieFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für PolymerforschungMainzGermany
  4. 4.Theoretische Physik IIIUniversität BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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