New MONET Publication – Adjusting the Lake-Thomas Theory in Macromolecules

Members of the MONET team at Duke have teamed up with the Russian Academy of Sciences to present a conceptual framework for adding molecular details of chain extension and force-coupled bond dissociation to the Lake–Thomas model of tear energy in rubbery crack propagation.

Shu Wang, Sergey Panyukov, Michael Rubinstein, and Stephen L. Craig
Quantitative Adjustment to the Molecular Energy Parameter in the Lake–Thomas Theory of Polymer Fracture Energy
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