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Experimental studies of the dynamic mechanical response of a single polymer chain

Thormann, Esben; Evans, Drew; Craig, Vincent


The high-frequency and low-amplitude dynamic mechanical response from a single poly(vinyl alcohol) chain was investigated. Modification of a commercial atomic force microscope enabled high-frequency and low-amplitude periodic deformations of polymer chains during extension to be performed. Such an experiment has previously been considered untenable due to hydrodynamic and viscous effects, but we introduce here a method to isolate the response of the polymer from the hydrodynamic response. For...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Macromolecules
DOI: 10.1021/ma060689d


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