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Nonquiescent Relaxation in Entangled Polymer Liquids After Step Shear
Physical Review Letters
  • Shi-Qing Wang, University of Akron Main Campus
  • Sham Ravindranath
  • Pouyan Boukany, University of Akron Main Campus
  • Michael Olechnowicz
  • Roderic P. Quirk
  • Jimmy Mays
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2006
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Abstract
Large step shear experiments revealed through particle tracking velocimetry that entangled polymeric liquids display either internal macroscopic movements upon shear cessation or rupturelike behavior during shear. Visible inhomogeneous motions were detected in five samples with the number of entanglements per chain ranging from 20 to 130 at amplitudes of step strain as low as 135%.
Citation Information
Shi-Qing Wang, Sham Ravindranath, Pouyan Boukany, Michael Olechnowicz, et al.. "Nonquiescent Relaxation in Entangled Polymer Liquids After Step Shear" Physical Review Letters Vol. 97 Iss. 18 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shi-qing_wang/15/