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Title:Statistical Mechanics of the Amorphous Solid State of Randomly Cross-Linked Macromolecules
Author(s):Castillo, Horacio Emilio
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Goldbart, Paul M.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Abstract:In the third part of this work, a semi-microscopic statistical-mechanical theory of the elastic properties of the amorphous solid state is presented that accounts for both thermal fluctuations and quenched disorder. It is found that the shear modulus grows continuously from zero at the transition, and does so with the classical exponent, i.e., with the third power of the excess crosslink density. It is also found that, quite surprisingly, the external stresses do not spoil the spherical symmetry of the localization clouds of the particles near the transition.
Issue Date:1999
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:180 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/80664
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9921669
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999


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