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‘‘Lozenge’’ contour plots in scattering from polymer networks

Read, D.J. and McLeish, T.C.B. (1997) ‘‘Lozenge’’ contour plots in scattering from polymer networks. Physical Review Letters, 79 (1). pp. 87-90. ISSN 0031-9007

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We present a consistent explanation for the appearance of “lozenge” shapes in contour plots of the two dimensional scattering intensity from stretched polymer networks. By explicitly averaging over quenched variables in a tube model, we show that lozenge patterns arise as a result of chain material that is not directly deformed by the stretch. We obtain excellent agreement with experimental data.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 1997 The American Physical Society. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences (Leeds) > School of Physics and Astronomy (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 13:03
Published Version: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v79/p87
Status: Published
Publisher: American Physical Society
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.87
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1502

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