Main recent publications


Brittle-to-quasibrittle transition in creep rupture of 2D disordered elastic materials, C.Fusco, D. R. Long, L. Vanel, JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS-THEORY AND EXPERIMENT, Article Number: 053301, 2019

AFM micromechanic investigation of the influence of ethanol absorption on the surface elasticity of polyamides, J. J. Cervera-Moreno, A. Martinez-Borquez, P. Sotta, M. Laurati, SN Applied Sciences 1, 1325-1333, 2019  

Mechanical and ultimate properties of injection molded cellulose acetate/plasticizer materials, A. Charvet, C. Vergelati, D. R. Long, CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS 204, 182-189, 2019

Damage mechanisms of plasticized cellulose acetate under tensile deformation studied by Ultra Small Angles X-ray Scattering, A. Charvet, C. Vergelati, P. Sotta, D. R. Long, Macromolecules 52, 6613-6632, 2019

Multiscale structural characterization of biocompatible Poly(trimethylene carbonate) photoreticulated networks, B. van Bochove, S. Spoljaric, J. Seppälä, P. Sotta, A. Rios de Anda, ACS Applied Polymer Materials 1, 1811-1820, 2019 

Strain-induced crystallization in a carbon-black filled polychloroprene rubber: kinetics and mechanical cycling, P.-Y. Le Gac, P.-A. Albouy, P. Sotta, Polymer 173, 158-165, 2019

Effect of Intermolecular Interactions on the Viscoelastic Behavior of Unentangled Polyamide Melts, A. R. Martins, A. Bocahut, M.-L. Michon, P. Sotta, Journal of Rheology 63, 377-389, 2019.

Thermoreversible gelation of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) copolymer in Methyl Ethyl Ketone: dynamics and structure , J. Link, O. Sanseau, M. Tauban, F. Colbeau-Justin, P. Sotta, C. Lorthioir, Macromolecular symposia (Editors: M. Duskova Smrckova and F. Horkay) 2019.


Dynamics in glassy polymers: The Eyring model revisited, D. R. Long, L. Conca, P. Sotta, Physical Review Materials 2, 105601, 2018 

Predicting phase inversion based on the rheological behavior in Polyamide 6/Polyethylene blends, C. Epinat, L. Trouillet-Fonti, P. Sotta, Polymer 137, 132-144, 2018.

Understanding and improvement of mechanical properties in plasticized cellulose acetate polymers, A. Charvet, D. R. Long, C. Vergelati, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY  255   Meeting Abstract: 337, 2018.

A new test method to simulate low-severity wear conditions experienced by rubber tire materials, M. Huang, M. Guibert, J. Thévenet, C. Fayolle, T. Chaussée, L. Guy, L. Vanel, J-L. Loubet, P. Sotta, Wear 410-411, 72-82, 2018. 


Acceleration and Homogenization of the Dynamics during Plastic Deformation, L. Conca, A. Dequidt, P. Sotta, D. R. Long, Macromolecules  50, 9456–9472, 2017.

Effect of Filler Morphology and Distribution State on the Linear and Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior of Nanofilled Elastomers, M. Tauban, J.-Y. Delannoy, P. Sotta, D. R. Long, Macromolecules 2017, 50, 6369-6384.

Non entropic Reinforcement in Elastomer Nanocomposites, P Sotta, P.-A. Albouy, M. Abou Taha, D. R. Long, P. Grau, C. Fayolle, A. Papon, Macromolecules 2017, 50, 6314-6322.

Tensile deformation of bulk polyamide 6 in the pre-yied strain range. Micro-macro strain relationship via in situ SAXS and WAXS, C. Millot, R. Séguéla, O. Lame, L.-A. Fillot, C. Rochas, P. Sotta, Macromolecules 2017, 50, 1541-1553.

Mechanical Properties of Polymers and Nanocomposites close to the Glass Transition, A. Dequidt, D. R. Long, S. Merabia, P. Sotta, In: Polymer Glasses, Ed. by C. B. Roth, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. 

Strain-Induced Crystallization in Natural Rubber, P.-A. Albouy, P. Sotta, In: Polymer Crystallization II, From Chain Microstructure to Processing, Ed. by F. Auriemma, G. C. Alfonso and C. De Rosa, Springer, 2017.

Role of Dynamical Heterogeneities on the Mechanical Response of Confined Polymer, R. J. Masurel, P. Gelineau, S. Cantournet, A. Dequidt, D. R.Long, F. Lequeux, H. Montes, Physical Review Letters 118, 047801, 2017.


Heterogeneous dynamics and polymer plasticity, A. Dequidt, L. Conca, P. Sotta, J.-Y. Delannoy, F. Lequeux, D. R. Long, Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 9148-9162. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01375

Hygroscopic study of hydroxypropylcellulose, Structure and strain-induced birefringence of capillary bridges, M. H. Godinho, P. Pieranski, P. Sotta, The European Physical Journal E 2016, 39, 89. 

Concurrent two-scale model for the viscoelastic behavior of elastomers filled with hard nanoparticles, M. Semkiv, D. R. Long, M. Hutter, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics 2016, 28, 1711-1739. 

Influence of the amorphous phase molecular mobility on impact and tensile properties of Polyamide 6,6, A. Rios de Anda , L.-A. Fillot , D. R. Long, P. Sotta, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2016, 133, art. nber 43457. DOI: 10.1002/app.43457  

Modeling Molecular Relaxation Mechanisms in Amorphous Polymers: Application to Polyamides, A. Bocahut, J.-Y. Delannoy, D. Long, P. Sotta, Macromolecules 2016, 49, 1918-1932. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01963

Dielectric spectroscopy of a stretched polymer glass : heterogeneous dynamics and plasticity, R. Pérez-Aparicio, D. Cottinet, C. Crauste-Thibierge, L. Vanel, P. Sotta, J.-Y. Delannoy, D. R. Long, S. Ciliberto, Macromolecules 2016, 49, 3889-3898. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02635


Linear Viscoelasticity of polymer in their glass transition domains : 2d finite elements simulations, R. J. Masurel, S. Cantournet, A. Dequidt, D.R. Long, H. Montes,  F. Lequeux, Macromolecules 2015, 48,  6690-6702. 

Nucleation and growth of ordered copolymer structures at reactive interfaces between PA6 and MA-g-HDPE, C. Epinat, L. Trouillet-Fonti, S. Jéol, D. R. Long, P. Sotta, ACS Macro Letters 2015, 4, 488-491.

Perspectives on the viscoelasticity and flow behavior of entangled linear and branched polymers, F. Snijkers, R. Pasquino, P.D. Olmsted, D. Vlassopoulos, Journal of physics: Condensed Matter 2015, 27, Art. nber 473002.

Assessment of polyamide-6 crystallinity by DSC : temperature dependence of the melting enthalpy, C. Millot, L.-A. Fillot, O. Lame, P. Sotta, R. Seguela, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 2015, DOI 10.1007/s10973-015-4670-5

Dielectric relaxation of thin films of polyamide random copolymers, N. Taniguchi, K. Fukao, P. Sotta, D. R. Long, Phys. Rev. E 2015, 91, 052605.

Relation between Stress and Segmental Orientation during Mechanical Cycling of a Natural Rubber-Based Compound, M. Zaghdoudi, P.-A. Albouy, Z. Tourki, A. Vieyres, P. Sotta, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 2015, 53, 943-950.

Investigation of water diffusion mechanisms in relation to polymer relaxations in polyamides, F. M. Preda, A. Alegria, A. Bocahut, L.-A. Fillot, D. R. Long, P. Sotta, Macromolecules 2015, 48, 5730-5741.

Role of Dynamical Heterogeneities on the Viscoelastic Spectrum of Polymers: A Stochastic Continuum Mechanics Model, R. J. Masurel, S. Cantournet, A. Dequidt, D. R. Long, H. Montes, F. Lequeux, Macromolecules 2015, 48, 6690-6702.

Miscibility and dynamical properties of cellulose acetate/plasticizer systems, C. Y. Bao, D. R. Long, C. Vergelati, CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS 2015, 116, 95-102.


Morphologies in Polyamide 6 / High Density Polyethylene blends with high amounts of reactive compatibilizer, A. Fabre, L. Trouillet-Fonti, S. Ceccia, P. Sotta, European Polymer Journal 2014, 50, 177-189.

Effect of polar solvents on the crystalline phase of polyamides, M. Laurati, A. Arbe, A. Rios de Anda, L.-A. Fillot, P. Sotta, Polymer 2014, 55, 2867--2881.

Sorption of ethanol-toluene-isooctane ternary mixtures in Polyamide 6,6 and induced plasticization effects, A. Rios De Anda, L.A. Fillot, F. M. Preda, S. Rossi, D. Long, P. Sotta, European Polymer Journal 2014, 55, 199-209.

Erasure of the processing effects in polyamide 6 based cast films by the introduction of montmorillonite: Effect on water and oxygen transport properties, M. Sabard, F. Gouanve, E. Espuche, R. Fulchiron, L.A. Fillot, L. Trouillet-Fonti, Journal of Membrane Science 2014,  456,  11-20.

Influence of montmorillonite and film processing conditions on the morphology of polyamide 6: effect on ethanol and toluene barrier properties, M. Sabard, F. Gouanve, E. Espuche, R. Fulchiron, G. Seytre, L.A. Fillot, L. Trouillet-Fonti, Journal of Membrane Science 2014,  450,  487-498.

Physical mechanisms of fatigue in neat polyamide, E. Mourglia-Seignobos, D. R. Long, L. Odoni, L. Vanel, P. Sotta, C. Rochas, Macromolecules 2014, 47, 3880-3894.

The impact of strain-induced crystallization on strain during mechanical cycling of cross-linked natural rubber, P.-A. Albouy, A. Vieyres, R. Pérez-Aparicio, O. Sanséau, P. Sotta, Polymer 2014, 55, 4022--4031.

Microscopic study of chain deformation and orientation in uniaxially strained polymer networks-NMR results vs. different network models, M. Ott, R. Pérez-Aparicio, H. Schneider, P. Sotta, K. Saalwächter, Macromolecules 2014, 47, 7597-7611.

Influence of pressure on polyamide 66 shear viscosity: a case study towards polar polymers behavior, S. Ceccia, C. Cocquet, L. Trouillet-Fonti, D. R. Long, RHEOLOGICA ACTA 2014, 53, 181-190.

Miscibility Maps for Polymer Blends: Effects of Temperature, Pressure and Molecular Weight, E. M. Masnada, G. Julien, D. R. Long, J. Polym. Sci Part B: Polym Phys. 2014, 52, 419-443.


Sulfur-cured Natural Rubber Elastomer Networks: Correlating Crosslink Density, Chain Orientation and Mechanical Response by Combined Techniques, A. Vieyres, R. Pérez-Aparicio, P.-A. Albouy, O. Sanséau, K. Saalwächter, D. R. Long, P. Sotta, Macromolecules 2013, 46, 889-899.

Local Chain Deformation and Overstrain in Reinforced Elastomers: An NMR Study, R. Pérez Aparicio, M. Schiewek, J. Lopez Valentin, H. Schneider, D. R. Long, M. Saphiannikova, P. Sotta, K. Saalwächter, M. Ott, Macromolecules 2013, 46, 5549-5560.

A new rotary tribometer to study the wear of reinforced rubber materials, Z. Mané, J-L. Loubet, C. Guerret, L. Guy, O. Sanséau, L. Odoni, L. Vanel, D. R. Long, P. Sotta, Wear 2013, 306, 149-160.

Studying model samples to understand mechanical properties of filled elastomers, A. Papon, H. Montès, F. Lequeux, K. Saalwächter, J. Oberdisse, S. Merabia, D. Long, P. Sotta, L. Guy, Kautchuk Gummi Kunstoffe, 2013, 9, 52-58.

Reinforcement in Natural Rubber Elastomer Nanocomposites: Breakdown of Entropic Elasticity, R. Pérez Aparicio, A. Vieyres, P.-A. Albouy, O. Sanséau, L. Vanel, D. R. Long, P. Sotta, Macromolecules 2013, 46, 8964-8972. 

Long-time damage under creep experiments in disordered materials: Transition from exponential to logarithmic fracture dynamics, C. Fusco, L. Vanel, D. R. Long, EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL E 2013, 36, 34.


Dynamics of Water Absorbed in Polyamides, M. Laurati, P. Sotta, D. Long, L. Odoni, A. Arbe, A. Alegr\'{i}a, J. Colmenero, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 1676-1687.

Unique non-linear behavior of nano-filled elastomers: From the onset of strain softening to large amplitude shear deformations, A. Papon, S. Merabia, L. Guy, F. Lequeux, H. Montès, P. Sotta, D. Long, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 2891-2904.

Mechanical properties of thin confined polymer films close to the glass transition in the linear regime of deformation: Theory and simulations, A. Dequidt, D. R. Long, P. Sotta, O. Sanséau, Eur. Phys. J. E 2012, 35, 61-83.

A stroboscopic X-ray apparatus for the study of the kinetics of strain-induced crystallization in natural rubber

P.-A. Albouy, G. Guillier, D. Petermann, A. Vieyres, O. Sanséau, P. Sotta, Polymer, 2012, 53, 3313-3324.

Fatigue crack growth dynamics in filled natural rubber, L. Muñoz, L. Vanel, O Sanséau, P. Sotta, D. Long, L. Odoni, L. Guy, Plastics Rubber and Composites 2012, 41, 273-276.

Influence of film processing conditions on the morphology of polyamide 6: Consequences on water and ethanol sorption properties, M. Sabard, F. Gouanve, E. Espuche, R. Fulchiron, G. Seytre, L.-A. Fillot, L. Trouillet-Fonti, JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE 2012, 415, 670-680.


Influence of the sorption of polar and non-polar solvents on the glass transition of Polyamide 6,6 amorphous phase, A. Rios De Anda, L.-A. Fillot, S. Rossi, D. Long, P. Sotta, Polymer Engineering and Science, 2011, 51, 2129--2135.

Effect of tear rotation on ultimate strength in reinforced natural rubber, B. Gabrielle, L. Guy, L. Vanel, P.-A. Albouy, D. Long, P. Sotta, Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 7006-7015.

Constrained Dynamics in interphases of model filled elastomers : role of interface chemistry on crosslinking, local stress distribution and mechanics, F. Lequeux, D. Long, P. Sotta, K. Saalwächter, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2011, 50 (37), A63-A70.