Soft Janus, wrinkles and all

A. C. Trindade, P Patricio, P. I C Teixeira, Pedro Brogueira, M. H. Godinho

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Abstract

Right now you are probably sitting on a comfy cushion. This is most likely filled with polyurethane (PU) foam. PUs are very long molecules made up of many repeating units. If the repeating units are prepolymers-intermediate-mass building blocks-with more than two reactive end groups, a three-dimensional network will form-a rubber, or elastomer, which can behave elastically depending on the degree of network cross-linking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalEurophysics News
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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