Optical Studies of Network Topology

  • Richard S. Stein
  • Vivek K. Soni
  • Hsinjin E. Yang

Abstract

Polymer networks can usually sustain large recoverable deformations due to the presence of chemical crosslinks which serve to bind long chains into a permanent network structure. The elasticity of the network chains is considered to originate primarily in terms of the entropy of the chains (1). The elastic free energy of an elastomeric network is usually treated as the sum of the contributions of its individual chains. Therefore, the most important parameter in describing the properties of a network is the molecular weight of the chain between crosslinks (Mc).

Keywords

Network Chain Small Angle Neutron Scattering Rubber Elasticity Affine Deformation Elastic Free Energy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard S. Stein
    • 1
  • Vivek K. Soni
    • 1
  • Hsinjin E. Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymer Research InstituteUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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