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Analysis of Small Angle Neutron Scattering Spectra from Deformed Polymers with Spherical Harmonic Expansion Method and a Network Model

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Author(s)

Zhi-Yuan Wang, Dejia Kong, Lincan Yang, Hongwei Ma, Fengmei Su, Kanae N. Ito, Yun Liu, Xuewu Wang, Zhe Wang

Abstract

In this paper, we combine the recently proposed spherical harmonic expansion (SHE) method [Phys. Rev. X 2017, 7, 031003] with a modified network model to analyze the small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) spectra from deformed entangled polymers. Focusing on the leading anisotropic component and the isotropic component in the SHE, the analysis gives a reliable value of the stretch ratio of the end-to-end vector, and a reasonable estimation of the radius of gyration, of a single chain in polymers undergoing uniaxial deformation and relaxation. Moreover, it provides a practical way to evaluate the stress of deformed entangled polymers with the SANS spectra from a viewpoint of rubber elasticity.
Citation
Macromolecules
Volume
51
Issue
21

Keywords

small angle neutron scattering, polymer

Citation

Wang, Z. , Kong, D. , Yang, L. , Ma, H. , Su, F. , Ito, K. , Liu, Y. , Wang, X. and Wang, Z. (2018), Analysis of Small Angle Neutron Scattering Spectra from Deformed Polymers with Spherical Harmonic Expansion Method and a Network Model, Macromolecules, [online], https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01913, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=926985 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created November 12, 2018, Updated October 12, 2021