mechanochemical effect

mechanochemical effect

[¦mek·ə·nō′kem·ə·kəl i‚fekt]
(physical chemistry)
Changes in the dimensions of certain polymers, particularly photoelectrolytic gels and crystalline polymers, in response to changes in their chemical environment.
References in periodicals archive ?
The specific work of mechanical (shear) fracture gradually decreases with increasing temperature, but the mechanochemical effect of destruction and the appearance of volatile products of destruction restrict the temperature range of SSSE (23-25).