Flexibility of Polymers Defined and Related to Dynamic Friction

  •  Witold Brostow    
  •  Haley E. Hagg Lobland    
  •  Hee Jae Hong    
  •  Sven Lohse    
  •  Allison T. Osmanson    


We have quantitatively defined flexibility of polymers. Flexibility Y is not an inverse of the brittleness B, rather, the two equations are compared. The expression for flexibility includes the specific volume and the summation of the strengths of chemical bonds-a concept introduced by Linus Pauling. The flexibility is plotted as a function of dynamic friction, resulting in a representative single curve for polymers.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0585
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0593
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: semiannual

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