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cross-link

 [kros´link″]
a bond formed between polymer chains, either between different chains or between different parts of the same chain.

cross-link

(kros'lingk),
A covalent linkage between two polymers or between two different regions of the same polymer.

cross-link

(krôs′lĭngk′, krŏs′-)
n.
A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-linking, cross-links
v.tr.
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
v.intr.
To form cross-links.
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3: Swelling constrained by the presence of a substrate in crosslinked polymer networks, by a solvent having a molar volume of 64 [cm.sup.3]/mol
The more highly crosslinked polymer 6 had a much lower swelling capability of 1.3 mL/g.
The stress relaxation of crosslinked polymers is a field that is still not well understood and is currently attracting significant experimental and theoretical interest.
While many shape memory polymers are designed using covalently crosslinked polymers as the permanent network, thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are an ideal substitute due to the following combination of properties.
This indicates that the XHDPE is a lightly crosslinked polymer in this study.
(9.) Zhu, QZ, Feng, SY, Zhang, C, "Synthesis and Thermal Properties of Polyurethane-Polysiloxane Crosslinked Polymer Networks." .J.
Crosslinked polymers have a broad glass transition compared to an equivalent thermoplastic.
Patent 8,404,758 (March 26, 2013), "Stress Relaxation in Crosslinked Polymers," Christopher N.
In addition of this phenomenon, the PEG chains are located in the free space of crosslinked polymer networks; water diffusion is prevented by the PEG chains.
As shown in Figure 3a, as the [M.sub.c] of a crosslinked polymer decreases, the swell ratio difference between data plotted with different [chi]-parameter decreases.
The volume fraction of the crosslinked polymer network after the gel preparation denoted by [[phi].sub.2.sup.0] was calculated as:
The crosslinked polymer behaves "rubber elastic" above crystalline melting temperature and has higher stiffness and viscosity compared with a non-crosslinked sheet.