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Polymer Networks
Statistically crosslinked polymer networks based on homopolymers are studied in the light of the tube confinement model for the topological interactions. Static experiments on KWS1 are described perfectly with the affine premise of chain deformation including a non-affine contribution due to the constraining potential. The tube model explains naturally the anisotropic scattering patterns as well as principal axes as a function of deformation ratio.Neutron Scattering:
W. Pyckhout-Hintzen, A. Botti (Rome),
E. Straube (Halle)

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