Journal article icon

Journal article

Strain softening of nano-scale fuzzy interfaces causes Mullins effect in thermoplastic polyurethane.

Abstract:

The strain-induced softening of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPUs), known as the Mullins effect, arises from their multi-phase structure. We used the combination of small- and wide- angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS) during in situ repeated tensile loading to elucidate the relationship between molecular architecture, nano-strain, and macro-scale mechanical properties. Insights obtained from our analysis highlight the importance of the 'fuzzy interface' between the hard and soft regi...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

Actions


Access Document


Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
Role:
Author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
Role:
Author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
Role:
Author
More from this funder
Name:
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Grant:
EP/P005381/1
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
Scientific Reports More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
916
Publication date:
2017-04-01
Acceptance date:
2017-03-16
DOI:
EISSN:
2045-2322
Pmid:
28428544
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:691064
UUID:
uuid:fb911d9c-0b42-4404-bab1-04f0b95a8e4d
Local pid:
pubs:691064
Source identifiers:
691064
Deposit date:
2017-10-05

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP