Scaling Behaviors and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Gels

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Polymer gels undergo a volume phase transition in solvent in response to an infinitesimal environmental change. This remarkable phenomenon has resulted in many potential applications of polymer gels. The understanding of its mechanical properties has both scientific and technological importance. For this purpose, we have developed a novel method for measuring Poisson's ratio, which is one of the most important parameters determining the mechanical property of gels. Using this method, Poisson's ratio in N-isopropyacrylamide (NIPA) and polyacrylamide (PAAM) gels has been studied.

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Li, Chʻun-fang May 1994.

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Polymer gels undergo a volume phase transition in solvent in response to an infinitesimal environmental change. This remarkable phenomenon has resulted in many potential applications of polymer gels. The understanding of its mechanical properties has both scientific and technological importance. For this purpose, we have developed a novel method for measuring Poisson's ratio, which is one of the most important parameters determining the mechanical property of gels. Using this method, Poisson's ratio in N-isopropyacrylamide (NIPA) and polyacrylamide (PAAM) gels has been studied.

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Li, Chʻun-fang. Scaling Behaviors and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Gels, dissertation, May 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279278/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .