This is the complete list of Davide De Focatiis's publications in reverse chronological order. For a list sorted by type of publication go here, and for a list by topic go here. Journal articles are marked in bold.

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Under review | In press | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | pre-2006


Under review

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  • G.Y.H. CHOONG, C.Y. LEW AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2015. The Role of Processing History on the Mechanical and Electrical Behaviour of Melt-Compounded Polycarbonate - Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites, submitted to the Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2015.

In press

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2015

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  • A. SANCHEZ-VALENCIA AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2015. Craze initation of glassy polymers: the effect of molar mass distribution of homopolymer bimodal and multimodal polystyrene blends, to be presented at the 16th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 29 March - 2 April 2015, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.
  • M. WARD, A.-L. BRISSE, G.Y.H. CHOONG, A.J. PARSONS, D.M. GRANT AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2015. Mechanical response and structure evolution of degrading medical polylactides for resorbable nanocomposite implants, to be presented at the 16th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 29 March - 2 April 2015, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.
  • V.A. FERNANDES AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2015. Mechanical deformation of Elastomers: a comparison between cyclic energy dissipation and stress Relaxation following complex strain histories, to be presented at the 16th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 29 March - 2 April 2015, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND S.D. KELLY, 2015. A novel mechanism for large strain biaxial tensile testing of polymeric materials using uniaxial test machines, to be presented at the 16th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 29 March - 2 April 2015, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.
  • A. MAURI, M. PERRINI, A.E. EHRET, D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND E. MAZZA, 2015. Time-Dependent Mechanical Behavior of Human Amnion: Macroscopic and Microscopic Characterization, Acta Biomaterialia 11 pp314-323. PDF

2014

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  • V.A. FERNANDES AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2014. The role of deformation history on stress relaxation and stress memory of filled rubber, Polymer Testing, 40, pp 124-132. PDF
  • M. STEPIEN, G.Y.H. CHOONG, D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND L. FIGIEL, 2014. Elongational and shear rheological behaviour of polylactides: comparison of phenomenological (Giesekus) and molecularly-based (Rolie-Poly) models, 6th International Conference on Polymer Behaviour, 22-26 September 2014, Vienna, Austria.
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, S.M. MALA AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2014. Mechanisms of craze formation in glassy polymers: the role of molecular orientation, presented at the 7th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 14-18 September 2014.
  • G.Y.H. CHOONG, A.J. PARSONS, D.M. GRANT AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2014. Rheological techniques for determining degradation of polylactic acid in bioresorbable medical polymer systems, Proceedings of the 30th Annual meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, Cleveland, Ohio, 8-12 June 2014. PDF
  • G.Y.H. CHOONG AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2014. Influence of processing history on the mechanical properties and electrical resistivity of polycarbonate - multi-walled carbon nanotubes nanocomposites, Proceedings of the 30th Annual meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, Cleveland, Ohio, 8-12 June 2014. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2014. Polymers unchained, International Innovation, Issue 136: Technology, March 2014, Research Media, UK. pp 59-61. ISSN 2054-6254 PDF
  • V.A. FERNANDES AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2014. Stress relaxation, stress recovery and stress memory of filled EPDM rubber, RubberCon 2014: Advanced Engineering & Materials Developments, Manchester, UK, 14-15 May 2014. PDF
  • O. SMERDOVA, R.S. GRAHAM, U. GASSER, L.R. HUTCHINGS AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2014. A novel method of extraction of blend component structure from SANS measurements of homopolymer bimodal blends Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 215(9), pp 859-866. PDF

2013

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  • O. SMERDOVA, R.S. GRAHAM, L.R. HUTCHINGS, U. GASSER AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2013. A SANS strategy for resolving orientation of individual length scales within a bimodal homopolymer blend. Physical Aspects of Polymer Science, IOP, Sheffield, UK, 9-11 September 2013. PDF
  • G.Y. CHOONG, D.G. HASSELL AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2013. Relaxation processes in polymer nanocomposites. Physical Aspects of Polymer Science, IOP, Sheffield, UK, 9-11 September 2013. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND L. GUBLER, 2013. Uniaxial deformation and orientation of ethylene - tetrafluoroethylene films. Polymer Testing, 32(8), pp1423-1435. PDF
  • R.J. CROSSLEY, P.J. SCHUBEL AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2013. Time-temperature equivalence in the tack and dynamic stiffness of polymer prepreg and its application to automated composites manufacturing. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 52, pp126-133. PDF
  • O. SMERDOVA, U. GASSER, L.R. HUTCHINGS, R. GRAHAM AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2013. Towards an understanding of the role of polydispersity in oriented polymers: a SANS study of molecular orientation in homopolymer bimodal blends. presented at the Ecole de Physique des Houches: Macromolecules in Constrained Environments meeting, Les Houches, France, 24-29 Mar 2013.
  • G.Y.H. CHOONG, D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND D.G. HASSELL, 2013. Viscoelastic melt rheology and time-temperature superposition of polycarbonate – multi walled carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Rheologica Acta, 52(8), pp 801-814. PDF

2012

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  • V.A. FERNANDES ARRUEBARRENA AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2012. Multi-axial Mullins effect in EPDM subjected to complex strain histories. Presented at the Rubber Reinforcement by Fillers, Fibres and Textiles conference, London, UK, 18-19 Dec 2012. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2012. A toolbox for parameter-free predictions of solid-state properties of glassy polymers. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS28), Pattaya, Thailand, 11-15 Dec 2012. PDF
  • G.Y.H. CHOONG, D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND D.G. HASSELL, 2012. Viscoelastic melt rheology and time-temperature superposition of polycarbonate – multi walled carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS28), Pattaya, Thailand, 11-15 Dec 2012. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, D. HULL AND A. SANCHEZ VALENCIA, 2012. Simultaneous measurement of mechanical and electrical properties of conductive elastomers for strain sensor applications. Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, 20-24th August 2012, Portoroz, Slovenia. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2012. A toolbox for parameter-free predictions of solid-state properties of monodisperse glassy polymers with frozen-in molecular orientation. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 50, pp 1748–1756. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, D. HULL AND A. SANCHEZ VALENCIA, 2012. Roles of pre-strain and hysteresis on piezoresistance in conductive elastomers for strain sensor applications. Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering, 41 (7), pp 301-309. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2012. Tooling for near net-shape compression moulding of polymer specimens. Polymer Testing, 31 (4), pp 550-556. PDF
  • A.J. PARSONS, G. COPE, A. FRIMPONG AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2012. Competition between degradation and crystallisation on creep compliance of degrading poly(lactic acid) for medical implants. Proceedings of the 9th World Biomaterials Congress, 1-5 June 2012, Chengdu, China. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2012. Predictions of multiple solid-state properties of oriented glassy polymers using a combined melt-solid, molecularly aware, constitutive model. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 2-5 April 2012, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. PDF
  • C.P. BUCKLEY, D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C. PRISACARIU, 2012. New insight into the origins and modelling of the Mullins effect in thermoplastic elastomers. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 2-5 April 2012, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, D. HULL AND A. SANCHEZ-VALENCIA, 2012. Electromechanical hysteresis in filled elastomers. In: Constitutive Models for Rubber VII, Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubber (ECCMR 2011), Sep 20-23 2011, Dublin, Ireland. Eds Stephen Jerrams and Niall Murphy; Taylor & Francis, pp.241-246. PDF
  • C.P. BUCKLEY, D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C. PRISACARIU, 2012. Unravelling the mysteries of cyclic deformation in thermoplastic elastomers. In: Constitutive Models for Rubber VII, Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubber (ECCMR 2011), Sep 20-23 2011, Dublin, Ireland. Eds Stephen Jerrams and Niall Murphy; Taylor & Francis, pp.3-10 (keynote lecture). PDF

2011

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  • G.Y.H. CHOONG, C.Y. LEW, D.G. HASSELL AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2011. Rheological behaviour of polycarbonate-multiwall carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Presented at the 7th Annual European Rheology Conference, May 10-14 2011, Suzdal, Russia. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2011. Craze initiation in glassy polymers: quantifying the influence of molecular orientation Polymer, 52 (18), pp 4045-4053. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2011. Prediction of frozen-in birefringence in oriented glassy polymers using a molecularly-aware constitutive model allowing for finite molecular extensibility. Macromolecules, 44 (8), pp 3085–3095. PDF
  • C.P. BUCKLEY AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2011. Prediction of crazing and birefringence in oriented glassy polymers. Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers conference ANTEC 2011, May 1-5 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. PDF

2010

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  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, F. ABRAHAM AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2010. Viscoelastic deformation of carbon-black filled EPDM rubber. Presented at the Modelling of Elastomeric Materials and Products Conference 2010, Oct 13 2010, London, UK. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, C. MARTIN AND A.J. PARSONS, 2010. Time and temperature dependence of craze initiation in poly(lactic acid). Proceedings of the Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials Conference 2010, Sept 5-11 2010, Portoroz, Slovenia. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, J. EMBERY AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2010. Large deformations in oriented polymer glasses: experimental study and a new glass-melt constitutive model. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 48 (13), pp 1449-1463. PDF.
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2010. Solid-state property predictions for oriented glassy polymers using a combined melt-solid constitutive model. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, July 4-8 2010, Banff, Canada. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, F. ABRAHAM, T. ALSHUTH AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2010. Strain-dependent viscoelasticity in multiaxial deformation of filled EPDM rubber. Presented at the Tire Technology Conference, part of the Tire Technology Expo 2010 (TireTech) , 9-11 February 2010, Köln, Germany.

2009

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  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, F. ABRAHAM AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2009. Multiaxial viscoelastic deformation of carbon-black filled EPDM rubber. In: Constitutive Models for Rubber VI, Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubber (ECCMR 2009), Sep 7-10 2009, Dresden, Germany. Eds Gert Heinrich, Michael Kaliske, Alexander Lion, Stefanie Reese; Taylor & Francis, pp.187-192. PDF
  • C. PRISACARIU, E. SCORTANU, A. DE SIMONE, D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2009. Hysteresis and Mullins effect in thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers derived from hard segments of variable conformational mobility. In: Frontiers in Polymer Science, 7-9 June 2009, Mainz, Germany. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, F. ABRAHAM AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2009. Viscoelastic deformation of carbon-black filled EPDM rubber. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 6-9 April 2009, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2009. Constitutive modelling of large deformations in oriented polymer glasses: bridging the gap between molecularly aware melt rheology and solid-state deformation. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 6-9 April 2009, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. (Best Poster Award winner) PDF
  • C.P. BUCKLEY, D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND H.X. LI, 2009. Progress toward predicting deformation and yield in glassy polymers. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 6-9 April 2009, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. PDF

2008

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  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, C.P. BUCKLEY AND L.R.HUTCHINGS, 2008. Roles of Chain Length, Architecture and Time in the Initiation of Visible Crazes in Polystyrene, Macromolecules, 41 (12) 4484-4491. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2008. Determination of Craze Initiation Stress in Very Small Polymer Samples, Polymer Testing, 27 (2) 136-145. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, J. EMBERY AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2008. Solid-State Constitutive Modelling of Glassy Polymers: Coupling the Rolie-Poly Equations for Melts with Anisotropic Viscoplastic Flow. In: Proceedings of the XVth International Congress on Rheology, 3-8 August 2008, Monterey, California. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2008. A New Solid-State Constitutive Model for Melt-state Oriented Amorphous Polymer Products. In: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, 15-19 June 2008, Salerno, Italy. PDF

2007

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  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2007. Environmental Stress Craze Initiation in Isotropic and Oriented Polystyrene: The Role of Chain Stretch in Disentanglement Crazing. In: Proceedings of the Europe/Africa 2007 Regional Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, 28-30 August 2007, Gothenberg, Sweden. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2007. The Effects of Molecular Orientation on the Constitutive Response of Polystyrene. In:Proceedings of the Europe/Africa 2007 Regional Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, 28-30 August 2007, Gothenberg, Sweden. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, C.P. BUCKLEY AND L.R. HUTCHINGS, 2007. Environmental Stress Crazing in Polystyrene: the Roles of Chain Length and Architecture in Craze Initiation. In: Proceedings of the Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers (ANTEC) 2007, 6-10 May 2007, Cincinnati, Ohio. PDF

2006

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  • C.P. BUCKLEY, D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND H.X. LI, 2006. The Role of Molecular Structure in Large Deformations of Amorphous Polymers. In: Euromech Colloquium 487 on Structure Sensitive Mechanics of Polymer Materials: Physical and Mechanical Aspects, 10-13 October 2006, Strasbourg, France. PDF
  • C.P. BUCKLEY AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2006. Towards a Solid-State Constitutive Model for Polymer Products with Process-Induced Molecular Orientation. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, 2-6 July 2006, Yamagata, Japan. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2006. The Initiation of Environmental Stress Crazes in Polystyrenes with Process Induced Anisotropy. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, 2-6 July 2006, Yamagata, Japan. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2006. The Role of Molecular Architecture and Length Distribution on the Environmental Stress Crazing of Polystyrene. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, 10-13 April 2006, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. PDF

pre-2006

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  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND C.P. BUCKLEY, 2005. Measurement of Craze Initation Stress in Very Small Polymer Samples. In: Proceedings of the 4th Youth Symposium on Experimental Solid Mechanics, 4-7 May 2005, Castrocaro Terme, Italy. PDF
  • C.P. BUCKLEY AND D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2003. Environmental Stress Crazing of Polystyrene: Effects of Chain Length and Process Induced Chain Orientation. In: Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Polymer Symposium, 13-17 July 2003, Noosa, Australia. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, Inverting Domes for Needle-less Powder Injection, DPhil Thesis, Oxford University, December 2003. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS AND S.D. GUEST, 2002. Deployable Membranes designed from Folding Tree Leaves. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol 360 pp.227-238, Special Issue on Biomimetics. PDF
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, 2002. Response to last word, Shapely curves - Why are the walls of a barrel curved? Why not save the trouble of bending the staves and make it perfectly cylindrical? New Scientist 176 (2371) p65 (Nov 30 2002).
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, Modelling and Assessment of Inverting Domes for Needle-less Powder Injection, Transfer of Status to DPhil Report, Oxford University, August 2000.
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, S.D. GUEST, 1999. New Deployable Membranes based on a Study of the Deployment of Tree Leaves. In: Biomimetics 4, 24 September 1999, Reading University, United Kingdom.
  • D.S.A. DE FOCATIIS, Biomimetics and the Leaf-Fold Patterns, MEng Dissertation, Cambridge University, June 1999.
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