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Deformation mechanisms - Chain Separation.
Deformation mechanisms - Chain Scission.
Single Layer Polymer
Three Layer Polymer
Twenty Layer Polymer
PD = Penetration Depth; Recovery = Recovery Depth; Initial = Initial Surface Profile
Fibers in Polymer
3D Model of Polymeric Material
3D Model of Polymeric Material with Cylinder Island
Nano-scratch Simulation on High Density Polyethylene Cross Section
Nano-scratch Simulation on High-Density Polyethylene
Nano-indentation Simulation on High-Density Polyethylene Cross Section
Nano-indentation Simulation on High-Density Polyethylene
Nano-indentation Comparison of Circular and Ovoid Liquid Crystal Islands - Circular
Nano-indentation Comparison of Circular and Ovoid Liquid Crystal Islands - Ovoid