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Mechanical response of transient telechelic networks with many-part stickers
Áreas de investigación
  • Macromoléculas y polímeros
A central question in soft matter is understanding how several individual, weak bonds act together to produce collective interactions. Here, gel-forming telechelic polymers with multiple stickers at each chain end are studied through Brownian dynamics simulations to understand howcollective interaction of the bonds affects mechanical response of the gels. These polymers are modeled as finitely extensible dumbbells using an explicit tau-leap algorithm and the binding energy of these associations was kept constant regardless of the number of stickers. The addition of multiple bonds to the associating ends of telechelic polymers increases or decreases the network relaxation time depending on the relative kinetics of association but increases both shear stress and extensional viscosity. The relationship between the rate of association and the Rouse time of dangling chains results in two different regimes for the equilibrium stress relaxation of associating physical networks. In case I, a dissociated dangling chain is able to fully relax before re-associating to the network, resulting in two characteristic relaxation times and a non-monotonic terminal relaxation time with increasing number of bonds per polymer endgroup. In case II, the dissociated dangling chain is only able to relax a fraction of the way before it re-attaches to the network, and increasing the number of bonds per endgroup monotonically increases the terminal relaxation time. In flow, increasing the number of stickers increases the steady-state shear and extensional viscosities even though the overall bond kinetics and equilibrium constant remain unchanged. Increased dissipation in the simulations is primarily due to higher average chain extension with increasing bond number. These results indicate that toughness and dissipation in physically associating networks can both be increased by breaking single, strong bonds into smaller components.
Título de la revista
The Journal of Chemical Physics
Factor de impacto JCR
Información de impacto
JCR 2016
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Factor de impacto JCR y posición en el área PHYSICS, ATOMIC, MOLECULAR & CHEMICAL 2016 (ultimo año disponible): 2.965 (posición 10/36)
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Autor: Jorge Ramirez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Michelle K. Sing (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Autor: Bradley D. Olsen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Polímeros, Caracterización y Aplicaciones
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
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