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elastomer

(ĭlăs`təmər), substance having to some extent the elastic properties of natural rubberrubber,
any solid substance that upon vulcanization becomes elastic; the term includes natural rubber (caoutchouc) and synthetic rubber. The term elastomer is sometimes used to designate synthetic rubber only and is sometimes extended to include caoutchouc as well.
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. The term is sometimes used technically to distinguish synthetic rubbers and rubberlike plastics from natural rubber.

elastomer

[i′las·tə·mər]
(materials)
A polymeric material, such as a synthetic rubber or plastic, which at room temperature can be stretched under low stress to at least twice its original length and, upon immediate release of the stress, will return with force to its approximate original length.

elastomer

A macromolecular material (such as rubber or a synthetic material having similar properties) that returns rapidly to approximately the initial dimensions and shape after substantial deformation by a weak stress and release of the stress.

elastomer

(ELASTic pOlyMER) A soft, compliant, rubber-like material. See elastomeric connector.
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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].
Consequently, the bulk modulus seemed to be a useful mechanical parameter in quantifying the degree of swelling anisotropy among different rubbery polymers.
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).