Bio-inspired reversibly crosslinked materials

Summary

Reversibly crosslinked materials (RCMs) are polymer networks, held together by links that can bind and unbind reversibly. Recent advances have shown a remarkable increase in desired material properties such as strength, toughness, and adaptability in novel polymeric materials containing a combination of permanent and reversible links. The physical mechanisms of these improvements, particularly the toughening, are not at all understood. We are applying for a continuation of a successful first year of using Cartesius for computer simulations of these phenomena.

Details

Project number

16704

Main applicant

Dr. W.G. Ellenbroek

Affiliated with

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Faculteit Technische Natuurkunde, Polymeerfysica

Duration

17/01/2018 to 11/01/2019