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Self expanding molecular networks

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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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The article was received on 31 May 2000, accepted on 05 Jul 2000 and first published on 25 Jul 2000

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B004305M
Chem. Commun., 2000, 1531-1532

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    Self expanding molecular networks

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

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