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.
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Issue number||6 I|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics