Theory of Semiflexible Filaments and Networks
AbstractWe briefly review the recent developments in the theory of individual semiflexible filaments, and of a crosslinked network of such filaments, both permanent and transient. Starting from the free energy of an individual semiflexible chain, models on its force-extension relation and other mechanical properties such as Euler buckling are discussed. For a permanently crosslinked network of filaments, theories on how the network responds to deformation are provided, with a focus on continuum approaches. Characteristic features of filament networks, such as nonlinear stress-strain relation, negative normal stress, tensegrity, and marginal stability are discussed. In the new area of transient filament network, where the crosslinks can be dynamically broken and re-formed, we show some recent attempts for understanding the dynamics of the crosslinks, and the related rheological properties, such as stress relaxation, yield stress and plasticity. View Full-Text
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Meng, F.; Terentjev, E.M. Theory of Semiflexible Filaments and Networks. Polymers 2017, 9, 52.
Meng F, Terentjev EM. Theory of Semiflexible Filaments and Networks. Polymers. 2017; 9(2):52.Chicago/Turabian Style
Meng, Fanlong; Terentjev, Eugene M. 2017. "Theory of Semiflexible Filaments and Networks." Polymers 9, no. 2: 52.
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