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Polymer
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Molecular theory of rubber elasticity

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Theories of rubber elasticity are reviewed and compared. Principal differences centre on the connection between the locations of network junctions and the macroscopic strain. Constraints on junctions imposed by surrounding chains have been postulated to be responsible for departures of experiments from the theory for idealized 'phantom' networks. Experimental evidence in support of theory developed using this hypothesis is discussed. © 1979.

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01 Jan 1979

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Polymer

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