Highly Anisotropic Glassy Polystyrenes Are Flexible

Qian Huang*, Jeppe Madsen, Liyun Yu, Anine Borger, Sabrina Rostgaard Johannsen, Kell Mortensen, Ole Hassager

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Abstract

We show that stretching polystyrene melts at a rate faster than the inverse Rouse time, followed by rapid quenching below the glass transition temperature, results in a material that is flexible and remains so for at least six months. Oriented micro/nanofibers are observed in the flexible samples after the mechanical tests. The fibers are probably related to the highly aligned molecules in melt stretching. At room temperature, a tensile strength over 300 MPa has been achieved for the flexible polystyrenes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalA C S Macro Letters
Volume7
Pages (from-to)1126-1130
ISSN2161-1653
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Huang, Qian ; Madsen, Jeppe ; Yu, Liyun ; Borger, Anine ; Johannsen, Sabrina Rostgaard ; Mortensen, Kell ; Hassager, Ole. / Highly Anisotropic Glassy Polystyrenes Are Flexible. In: A C S Macro Letters. 2018 ; Vol. 7. pp. 1126-1130.
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Highly Anisotropic Glassy Polystyrenes Are Flexible. / Huang, Qian; Madsen, Jeppe; Yu, Liyun; Borger, Anine; Johannsen, Sabrina Rostgaard; Mortensen, Kell; Hassager, Ole.

In: A C S Macro Letters, Vol. 7, 2018, p. 1126-1130.

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