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High transparent shape memory gel
Author(s): Jin Gong; Masanori Arai; M. Hasnat Kabir; Masato Makino; Hidemitsu Furukawa
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Paper Abstract

Gels are a new material having three-dimensional network structures of macromolecules. They possess excellent properties as swellability, high permeability and biocompatibility, and have been applied in various fields of daily life, food, medicine, architecture, and chemistry. In this study, we tried to prepare new multi-functional and high-strength gels by using Meso-Decoration (Meso-Deco), one new method of structure design at intermediate mesoscale. High-performance rigid-rod aromatic polymorphic crystals, and the functional groups of thermoreversible Diels-Alder reaction were introduced into soft gels as crosslinkable pendent chains. The functionalization and strengthening of gels can be realized by meso-decorating the gels’ structure using high-performance polymorphic crystals and thermoreversible pendent chains. New gels with good mechanical properties, novel optical properties and thermal properties are expected to be developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9056, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, 90561K (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044831
Show Author Affiliations
Jin Gong, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Masanori Arai, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
M. Hasnat Kabir, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Masato Makino, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Hidemitsu Furukawa, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9056:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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