Effect of cross-linker geometry on equilibrium thermal and mechanical properties of nematic elastomers

S. M. Clarke, A. Hotta, A. R. Tajbakhsh, E. M. Terentjev

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Abstract

The anisotropic mechanical behavior of three liquid-crystalline elastomers with different type of cross linking was demonstrated. Composite materials SiF, SiH, and SiMC combined main-chain and side-chain nematic polymers and different linking mechanisms in their networks. The results are sensitive functions of the way networks are cross linked.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061702
Pages (from-to)061702/1-061702/8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume64
Issue number6 I
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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