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Towards understanding the photomechanical effect in polymeric fibers: analysis of free volume in a model polymeric matrix
Author(s): G. Pawlik; R. Orlik; W. Radosz; A. C. Mitus; M. G. Kuzyk
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Paper Abstract

Recently we have formulated a simple Monte Carlo model1 for the study of the photomechanical effect in polymeric fibers pumped with a linearly polarized laser beam.2–4 The model fiber is a host - guest system consisting of the polymeric matrix and azodye chromophores, which undergo multiple trans - cis - trans cycles when illuminated by linearly polarized light. Current paper is focused on the topic so-far neglected in,1 closely related to the hypothetical cooperative mechanism of stress relaxation2–4 – on the characterization of local voids in computer-generated polymeric matrix. We study void-size distributions and void-void correlation functions.

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Date Published: 11 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8474, Optical Processes in Organic Materials and Nanostructures, 84740A (11 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.931654
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G. Pawlik, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
R. Orlik, Orlik Software (Poland)
W. Radosz, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. C. Mitus, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8474:
Optical Processes in Organic Materials and Nanostructures
Rachel Jakubiak; Manfred Eich; Jean-Michel Nunzi, Editor(s)

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