Large-strain mechanical behavior of model block copolymer adhesives

Costantino Creton, Guangjun Hu, Fanny Deplace, Leslie Morgret, Kenneth R. Shull*

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Pressure-sensitive adhesives represent one of the most important commercial applications of block copolymers. The large-strain tensile properties of these soft adhesive materials play a dominant role in determining their adhesive properties. In many cases changes in the polymer architecture significantly affect the large-strain properties and the resultant adhesive performance, with little or no effect on the linear viscoelastic properties. In this Perspective we provide several examples, using model systems based on diblock, triblock, tetrablock, and star-block copolymers of polystyrene and polyisoprene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7605-7615
Number of pages11
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 27 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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