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A statistical mechanics framework for polymer chain scission, based on the concepts of distorted bond potential and asymptotic matching

@inproceedings{Mulderrig2022ASM,
  title={A statistical mechanics framework for polymer chain scission, based on the concepts of distorted bond potential and asymptotic matching},
  author={Jason Mulderrig and Brandon Talamini and Nikolaos Bouklas},
  year={2022}
}
To design increasingly tough, resilient, and fatigue-resistant elastomers and hydrogels, the relationship between controllable network parameters at the molecular level (bond type, non-uniform chain length, entanglement density, etc.) to macroscopic quantities that govern damage and failure must be established. Many of the most successful constitutive models for elastomers have been rooted in statistical mechanical treatments of polymer chains. Typically, such constitutive models have used… 

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