Bio-inspired reversibly crosslinked materials


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.


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Main applicant

Dr. W.G. Ellenbroek

Affiliated with

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Faculteit Technische Natuurkunde, Polymeerfysica


17/01/2018 to 11/01/2019