A Strategy for Modelling Mechanochemically Induced Unzipping and Scission of Chemical Bonds in Double-Network Polymer Composite

Lu, Haibao, Shi, Xiaojuan, Yu, Kai and Fu, Yong Qing (2019) A Strategy for Modelling Mechanochemically Induced Unzipping and Scission of Chemical Bonds in Double-Network Polymer Composite. Composites Part B: Engineering, 165. pp. 456-466. ISSN 1359-8368

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Abstract

A molecular mechanics model for covalent and ionic double-network polymer composites was developed in this study to investigate mechanisms of mechanochemically induced unzipping and scission of chemical bonds. Morse potential function was firstly applied to investigate mechanical unzipping of the covalent bonds, and then stress-dependent mechanical energy for the interatomic covalent bonds was discussed. A new mechanochemical model was formulated for describing the mechanically induced ionic bond scissions based on the Morse potential model and equations for electrostatic forces. Based on this newly proposed model, mechanochemical behaviors of several common interatomic interaction types (e.g., A+B-, A2+B2-/A2+2B-/2A+B2- and A3+B3-/A3+3B-/3A+B3-) of the ionic bonds have been quantitatively described and analyzed. Finally, mechanochemical unzipping of the covalent bonds and dissociation of the ionic bonds have been characterized and analyzed based on the molecular mechanics model, which has well predicted the chemical and mechanochemical activations in the covalent and ionic double-network polymer
composites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mechanochemical, Molecular mechanics, Modelling, Bond scission, Double-network polymer
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
H100 General Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 11:56
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 14:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37848

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