A new simulation model can elucidate the relationship between rheology and the properties of latex particles forming a pressure sensitive adhesive. Each latex particle is treated as a single extensible particle. Transient forces are essential to correctly predict qualitative features.
Padding, J. T., Mohite, L. V., Auhl, D., Briels, W. J., & Bailly, C. M. E. (2011). Mesoscale modeling of the rheology of pressure sensitive adhesives through inclusion of transient forces. Soft Matter, 7, 5036-5046. https://doi.org/10.1039/C1SM05265A