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On the physical basis for the nematic rubber elastic free energy

Biggins, JS and Warner, M On the physical basis for the nematic rubber elastic free energy. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

We discuss why it is physical to keep terms in the nematic rubber elastic free energy that reflect the order parameter dependence of the natural size of the network polymers. We address a point of difficulty in some mathematical approaches to this problem.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cond-mat.soft cond-mat.soft cond-mat.stat-mech
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Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 20:28
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 01:42
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