PRL editors’ suggestion: Dynamics of Vitrimers

Simone’s letter on simulations of vitrimer dynamics was recently published in Physical Review Letters, as an editors’ suggestion. This was a collaboration with Francesco Sciortino (from La Sapienza, Rome) in which studied the effect of loop structures in polymer networks that can rearrange their connectivity while retaining the total number of connections, so-called vitrimers. In networks that allow loops, the stress relaxation that results from the rearrangements is much faster!

Read the full article here.

Loop-like defects are a highway for stress relaxation.

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