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Microscopic strain mapping in polymers equipped with non-covalent mechanochromic motifs

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  • 14.06.2023
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  • Materials Horizons. - Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). - 2023
English The mechanical failure of polymers remains challenging to understand and predict, as it often involves highly localised phenomena that cannot be probed with bulk characterisation techniques. Here, we present a generalisable protocol based on optical microscopy, tensile testing, and image processing that permits the spatially resolved interrogation of mechanical deformation at the molecular level around defects in mechanophore-containing polymers. The approach can be applied to a broad range of polymeric materials, mechanophores, and deformation scenarios.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
AMI - Chimie des polymères et matériaux
Language
  • English
Classification
Chemistry
License
CC BY
Open access status
hybrid
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/325328
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