Ultrahigh Ductile Gels Developed by Inter Cross-linking Network (ICN)
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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 of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering
Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering 6(2), 169-177, 2012
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers