Studies on mechanical and swelling behaviour of polymer networks on the basis of the scaling concept - 2. Test of the scaling law for the elastic modulus of chemically different network systems

F. Horkay, M. Zrinyi

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The elastic moduli of. different network systems, swollen in good diluents have been determined by unidirectional compression measurements. The systems studied obey a simple scaling law independently of the preparation conditions and the chemical nature of the diluents. The exponents and prefactors for different polymer-diluent systems have been summarized. The effect of solvent quality on the equilibrium swelling degree of the gels has been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-368
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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