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Etymology: Gk, elaunein, to drive + meros, part
a synthetic rubber; any of various soft, elastic, rubberlike polymers used in dentistry as an impression material and for maxillofacial extraoral prostheses. elastomeric, adj.


Surgery A type of silicone used in the outer shell of a breast implant. See Silicone elastomer.


Elastoplastic ring or latex ring used to hold an arch wire in a bracket ring.

elastomer (ēlas´tōmur),

n a soft, rubberlike material; synthetic rubber. A rubber base impression material (e.g., silicone, mercaptan).
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In the field of membrane gas separation modeling, in which the membranes are rubbery polymers, most of the authors made some assumptions to simplify the problem.
This is contrary to the typical assumption that says each gas is sorbed independently in rubbery polymers [8].
In other words, penetrant solubility coefficient in rubbery polymers is more important.
changes in the timedependent response of a rubbery polymer are mainly determined by interactions between the host material and the network.
At high degrees of loading (the NR regime), deformation of a part of the rubbery polymer is assumed to be screened by the network.
Now, a group of physical chemists at Arizona State University in Tempe report that they've developed d new class of electrolytes that combines the high conductivity of glassy materials with the flexibility of rubbery polymers.
11](s) is used to analyze the melting of semicrystalline, amorphous, and rubbery polymers using the experimental data presented in Wetzel et al.
A model-based analysis of the melting of semicrystalline, amorphous and rubbery polymers has also been carried out, indicating that the model is capable of quantifying the effect of operating conditions on the melting process.
In a previous paper, the behavior of highly swelling rubbery polymers was investigated [1].
In particular, creep deformation is more apparent for rubbery polymers like the PVAc-co-acrylic used in this research [15].
In rubbery polymers, free space exists between molecular chains.
The latter authors extended their work to the dissolution of the rubbery polymers by modeling the transport process in a diffusion boundary layer adjacent to the solid-liquid interface (12).