Broadly, the elastic polymeric materials are structural with the mixture of networks of molecular chains and liquid. There may be a distinction between the terms "elastic polymeric materials" and "elastic polymers". Key features contain repetition of some parts so open to bioengineering such as bioprinting. Each specific elastic polymeric material differs at molecular level. For example some materials can have long repetitive carbon chains while some materials can have short repetitive carbon chains where each structure is attached together by some forces. There are different kinds of forces where their degree is relative to the molecule:
Brainstorming on the question "What look like?" What does it mean?
what is meant by "look like"?
intermolecular forces? Repulsive forces? Attraction forces?
EM fields between each charged particles? How are quantum phenomena in materials such as doping considered?
What does the electron current look like over the material?
What is the distribution of static charge?
The book Edited by Xiang Yang Liu and Jing-Liang Li "Soft Fibrillar Materials Fabrication and Applications".
"As one of the most important classes of soft materials, supramolecular materials are of a mixture of networks of molecular
chains/fibrils and a liquid. These self-assembled fibrous/ molecular
architectures exhibit various functionalities, ie. superhydrophobicity
or superior mechanical strength, etc. and consist of the controllable
The book covers the most important soft functional materials, including small molecule physical gels, silkworm silk and spider silk
fibers and functional fibers, with respect both to the fundamentals
and to development and engineering methods. It provides the reader
with the necessary knowledge on the chemical and physical formation
mechanisms of these materials and demonstrates that one can rationally
design and tune the fibrillar networks so that the resulting materials
exhibit the desired functionalities.
This work is a must-have for all Materials Scientists, Polymer Chemists, Condensed Matter Physicists, and Biotechnologists working in
this interdisciplinary field."