‘‘Lozenge’’ contour plots in scattering from polymer networks

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Read, D.J. ; McLeish, T.C.B. (1997)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
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    arxiv: Mathematics::Combinatorics

We present a consistent explanation for the appearance of “lozenge” shapes in contour plots of the two dimensional scattering intensity from stretched polymer networks. By explicitly averaging over quenched variables in a tube model, we show that lozenge patterns arise as a result of chain material that is not directly deformed by the stretch. We obtain excellent agreement with experimental data.\ud \ud
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