Ultrahigh Ductile Gels Developed by Inter Cross-linking Network (ICN)

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Author(s)

    • TAKADA Go
    • Soft & Wet matter Engineering Laboratory (SWEL), Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University
    • HIDEMA Ruri
    • Soft & Wet matter Engineering Laboratory (SWEL), Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University
    • FURUKAWA Hidemitsu
    • Soft & Wet matter Engineering Laboratory (SWEL), Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University

Abstract

Gels have low frictional properties, permeability and biocompatibility due to high water content. In the last decade, several high-strength gels have been developed, which are promising for extending the application of gels as industrial materials. In this study, ultrahigh ductile gels are proposed by developing Inter Cross-linking Network (ICN), which is the novel internal structure of gels. The ICN gels can achieve more than 67.9% increase in the ductility in comparison with normal poly(<I>N</I>,<I>N</I>-dimethylacrylamide) gels, only by adding a little amount of fiber, hydroxypropyl cellulose, which is known as lyotropic crystalline polymer, while containing 97wt% water.

Journal

  • Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering

    Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering 6(2), 169-177, 2012

    The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130002072468
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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