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Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubbery Materials

C. Michael Roland


This book describes the relaxation dynamics of rubbery materials, with the objective of providing a molecular basis for many physical properties. As the term comprises any amorphous, flexible macromolecule above its glass-transition temperature, rubber includes a broad class of substances, with a richness of behavior rivaled by few materials. The focus is mainly on the phenomenology, emphasizing anomalies and aspects that are incompletely understood and thus productive avenues for future research. Rubber is especially interesting because it has unique properties. It can exist in a state of equ ... More

Keywords: viscoelasticity, relaxation dynamics, rubber, elastomers, networks, glass transition, rheology, liquid crystals, bioelastomers, spatial confinement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199571574
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Michael Roland, author
Polymer Physics Section, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC