Article de Revue sur les Gels et Elastomères

La revue Macromolecules a publié en 2017 une série d’articles de revue dans sa série : 50th anniversary perspective. Voici l’article que j’ai écrit sur les gels et élastomères.

version postprint

version publiée

Abstract

Soft polymer networks have seen an explosion of recent developments motivated by new high tech applications in the biomedical field or in engineering. We present a candid and critical overview of the current understanding of the relation between the structure and molecular architecture of polymer networks and their mechanical properties, restricting ourselves to soft networks made of flexible polymers and displaying entropic elasticity. We specifically review and compare recent approaches to synthesize swollen hydrogels with enhanced toughness, resilient but tough unfilled elastomers and self-healing networks containing dynamic bonds. The purpose is less to draw a comprehensive catalogue of approaches than to identify and unify the underlying principles controlling toughening mechanisms and mechanical self-healing behaviour and to point out remaining challenges.

Haut de page



À lire aussi...

Séparabilité de la contrainte en traction en effet de la déformation et du temps

Stress–Strain Relationship of Highly Stretchable Dual Cross-Link Gels:Separability of Strain and Time Effect We studied the stress–strain relation (...) 

> Lire la suite...

Nanocomposite coeur-écorce à très faible fraction volumique d’écorce

Soft Nanostructured Films with an Ultra-Low Volume Fraction of Percolating Hard Phase In this study, aqueous emulsion polymerization of n-butyl (...) 

> Lire la suite...