Trapped entanglements in rubbers. A unification of models
Higgs, Paul G. and Ball, Robin. (1989) Trapped entanglements in rubbers. A unification of models. Europhysics Letters (EPL), Vol.8 (No.4). pp. 357-361. ISSN 0295-5075Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/8/4/010
An expression for the contribution of trapped entanglements to stress in a cross-linked polymer network is obtained using a slip-link model. This is intended as a simplified alternative to the replica calculation (Ball et al.), and is a more exact treatment of the "hoop" model (Adolf) and a generalization of the "belt-loop" model (Kosc). We discuss the relationship between slip-link and tube models and consider under what circumstances the two ideas are equivalent.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Polymer networks, Viscoelasticity|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Europhysics Letters (EPL)|
|Publisher:||Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 357-361|
|Funder:||Agricultural and Food Research Council (Great Britain), Unilever (Firm)|
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