New MONET Publication in ACS Macro Letters

Researchers in the Johnson and Olsen labs use small angle neutron scattering to measure single chain radii of gyration of end-linked polymer gels before and after cross-linking to calculate the prestrain, which is the ratio of the average chain size in a cross-linked network to that of a free chain in solution. These measurements serve as a point of reference for network theories that rely on this parameter for the calculation of mechanical properties.

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