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Conformation Statistics and Entropic Elasticity

  • Wenbing HuEmail author
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Abstract

The statistical size of polymer coils can be described by a Gaussian function according to the central-limit theorem. The large entropy change of chain conformations endows rubber a high elasticity. Therefore, the stretched rubber holds the Gough-Joule effect for a phenomenon of hot-contraction and cold-expansion.

Keywords

Natural Rubber Network Chain High Elasticity Chain Conformation Rubber Elasticity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Polymer Science and Engineering School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringNanjing UniversityNanjingChina, People’s Republic

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