Healing of confined polymer films following deformation at high shear rate

Yingxi Zhu, Steve Granick

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A study was carried out to quantify the dependence of recovery on prior shear deformation amplitude, film thickness, and the molecular weight of linear chains. Recovery on a polydimethysiloxane was probed by the subsequent application of small-amplitude sinusoidal shear forces at 256 Hz. It was observed that the recovery time constant changed relatively little as the film thickness was varied from 6 to 0.5 RG. It actually passed through a weak maximum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1169-1182
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Rheology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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