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Contact creep and recovery properties on non transparent glassy polymers

A new set-up was developed to analyze rheological response of non transparent polymer surfaces submitted to contact or sliding contact conditions. This is a collaborative work with Holo3 (funding : Carnot MICA).

Research interests :
- analysis of viscous flow (contact creep and recovery) and nonlinearities (viscopolasticity) depending on structural parameters of the studied polymers (semicrystalline, anisotropy, etc.)
- analysis of the influence of environmental conditions (RH, T) on viscous flow.

Collaborations :
- Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands,
- Holo3, Saint-Louis, France.
- Within ICS : CMP.

Main publication :
A. Rubin, D. Favier, P. Danieau, M. Giraudel, J-P. Chambard, C. Gauthier, “Direct observation of contact on non transparent viscoelastic polymers surfaces : a new way to study creep and recovery”, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2016, 99, 134-139 (doi : 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2016.05.014).

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