Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.


Durham Research Online
You are in:

'Bending to stretching' transition in disordered networks.

Buxton, G. A. and Clarke, N. (2007) ''Bending to stretching' transition in disordered networks.', Physical review letters., 98 (23). p. 238103.

Abstract

From polymer gels to cytoskeletal structures, random networks of elastic material are commonly found in both materials science and biology. We present a three-dimensional micromechanical model of these networks and identify a ‘‘bending-to-stretching’’ transition. We characterize this transition in terms of concentration scaling laws, the stored elastic energy, and affinity measurements. Understanding the relationship between microscopic geometry and macroscopic mechanics will elucidate, for example, the mechanical properties of polymer gel networks or the role of semiflexible network mechanics in cells.

Item Type:Article
Full text:PDF - Published Version (1039Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.238103
Publisher statement:© 2007 by The American Physical Society. All rights reserved.
Record Created:08 Jan 2008
Last Modified:19 Oct 2010 10:55

Social bookmarking: del.icio.usConnoteaBibSonomyCiteULikeFacebookTwitterExport: EndNote, Zotero | BibTex
Usage statisticsLook up in GoogleScholar | Find in a UK Library