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Tew and Crosby Groups publish in PNAS

gel fracture image

Christopher W. Barney*, Ziyu Ye, Ipek Sacligil*, Kelly R. McLeod*, Han Zhang, Gregory N. Tew*, Robert A. Riggleman and Alfred J. Crosby* recently published a paper entitled Fracture of model end-linked networks in PNAS. In this work, a theory of network fracture that accounts for loop defects is developed by drawing on recent advances in network elasticity. The findings enable a priori estimates of fracture energy in swollen gels where chain scission becomes an important failure mechanismcompositions, interacting fields, and engineered properties.

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February 27, 2022