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Self expanding molecular networks

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Abstract

A series of polyphenylacetylene networks are modelled through force-field based simulations and are predicted to exhibit unusual mechanical properties, namely, negative Poisson’s ratios (auxetic), a property which is explained through a simple model involving a network of connected rotating triangles.

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Submitted
31 May 2000
Accepted
05 Jul 2000
First published
25 Jul 2000

Chem. Commun., 2000, 1531-1532
Article type
Communication

Self expanding molecular networks

J. N. Grima and K. E. Evans, Chem. Commun., 2000, 1531
DOI: 10.1039/B004305M

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