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Mechanochromic systems for the detection of stress, strain and deformation in polymeric materials

Roberts, David R.T., Holder, Simon J. (2011) Mechanochromic systems for the detection of stress, strain and deformation in polymeric materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry, (23). pp. 8256-8268. ISSN 0959-9428. (doi:10.1039/C0JM04237D)

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Abstract

The detection of stress in polymeric materials such as plastics, elastomers, composites and coatings is critical in the monitoring of material failure including stress fractures, fatigue and hysteresis. Mechanochromic systems that utilise a change in fluorescent output as a result of the mechanical deformation of a polymer have only been actively investigated relatively recently and whilst the field is still relatively small a considerable number of examples of such systems now exist. This article will discuss the principles behind such systems and review examples in the literature and survey the most common fluorophores used in such systems including phenylene vinylene oligomeric derivatives, polycyclic aromatic compounds, carbazole derivatives and conjugated polymers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/C0JM04237D
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Simon Holder
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 16:11 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36818 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Holder, Simon J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8977-9257
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