Browse Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (1926-2006) by Subject "nematic elastomer"
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(Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC), 2001-08)We consider a recent experiment of Kundler and Finkelmann (1995), who subjected an aligned specimen of nematic elastomer to uniaxial extension and observed the formation of striped domains. Working with an energy density ...