Quantifying and mapping covalent bond scission during elastomer fracture

@article{Slootman2020QuantifyingAM,
  title={Quantifying and mapping covalent bond scission during elastomer fracture},
  author={Juliette Slootman and Victoria Waltz and C. Joshua Yeh and Christoph Baumann and Robert Gost and Jean Comtet and Costantino Creton},
  journal={arXiv: Soft Condensed Matter},
  year={2020}
}
Many new soft but tough rubbery materials have been recently discovered and new applications such as flexible prosthetics, stretchable electrodes or soft robotics continuously emerge. Yet, a credible multi-scale quantitative picture of damage and fracture of these materials has still not emerged, due to our fundamental inability to disentangle the irreversible scission of chemical bonds along the fracture path from dissipation by internal molecular friction. Here, by coupling new fluorogenic… 
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