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Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series: Zhigang Suo

1200 EECS 1301 Beal Ave, Ann Arborr, MI, United States

Long polymers inevitably entangle, and do not detangle in a crosslinked network. It is known that the network is stiffened by both crosslinks and entanglements. We have recently discovered that crosslinks and entanglements act differently when the network fractures.