Study reveals how polymers relax after stressful processing

Study reveals how polymers relax after stressful processing July 3 https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/667812

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The paper “Dynamically heterogeneous relaxation of entangled polymer chains” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

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Study reveals how polymers relax after stressful processing
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Study reveals how polymers relax after stressful processing
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The polymers that make up synthetic materials need time to de-stress after processing, researchers said. A new study has found that entangled, long-chain polymers in solutions relax at two different rates, marking an advancement in fundamental polymer physics.