Direct measurements of stretching force-chain ends elongation relationships of a single polystyrene chain in dilute solution

Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Noritaka Yokoyama, Tisato Kajiyama

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Abstract

Mechanical stretching characteristics of a single polystyrene chain in a dilute solution was investigated with atomic force microscope. An entropic elasticity expressed by the extended Langevin function was observed in a force range below 200 pN and an extension range below 60 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1108
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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