Reduced strain mechanochemical activation onset in microstructured materials

Published in Polymer Chemistry, 2020

Recommended citation: Schwartz, Johanna, et al. "Reduced Strain Mechanochemical Activation Onset in Microstructured Materials." Polymer Chemistry (2020).


In this study, we show that mechanochemical activation in responsive materials with designed, periodic microstructures can be achieved at lower applied strains than their bulk counterparts. Furthermore, by characterizing two responsive polymeric materials, we have developed a computational model capable of quantitatively predicting mechanochemical activation in geometrically complex structures.

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