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dc.creatorCui, Hongyu
dc.creatorKessler, Michael
dc.description.abstractThe fracture toughness of a series of ring-opening metathesis polymerization-based Dilulin/dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) copolymers was evaluated by utilizing the essential work of fracture method and the structure-fracture property relationship was thoroughly analyzed. Both dynamic mechanical analyzer and scanning electron microscope demonstrated a reaction-induced phase separation in the copolymers. The copolymers’ composition-dependent morphologies showed a significant effect on their fracture behavior. The maximum value for the essential work of fracture was found with Dil30DCPD70, which may be explained by their less heterogeneous structure and high cross-link density. The highest non-essential work of fracture was observed with samples made from Dil40DCPD60, which is possibly a consequence of the formation of a rigid DCPD-phase.en_US
dc.publisherJournal of Materials Scienceen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subjectContinuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materialsen_US
dc.subjectPolymer Sciencesen_US
dc.titleComposition-dependent fracture toughness of ROMP-based Dilulin/dicyclopentadiene copolymers
dc.description.citationH. Cui, M. R. Kessler: Composition Dependent Fracture Toughness of ROMP-based Dilulin/Dicyclopentadiene Copolymers, Journal of Materials Science, 2014, 49(4), 4880-4890. doi: 10.1007/s10853-014-8189-0.

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    This collection features research by Michael Kessler, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University.

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