Molecular response under high rate impact

New work from Yangju, in partnership with Meredith and our great collaborators at ARL, has provided the first peek at how molecular mechanical responses change under high strain rate impact relative to quasi-static loading in the same silicone elastomer.  The paper, “Onset of Mechanochromic Response in the High Strain Rate Uniaxial Compression of Spiropyran Embedded Silicone Elastomers,” is now published at Macromol. Rapid. Commun.  Congrats to all!