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Development of a standard method to observe the surface friction of high-strength gels
Author(s): Kouhei Yamada; Yosuke Watanabe; Naoya Yamada; Masato Wada; Jin Gong; Masato Makino; M. Hasnat Kabir; Hidemitsu Furukawa
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Paper Abstract

In 2003, the most effective but simple way was proposed to synthesize double network gels, whose compression fracture stress reached about 30MPa, while that of common gels were several tens kPa. Our group has focused on PAMPSPDMAAm DN gel, because it possibly has both biocompatibility and permeability, which are good for developing artificial articular cartilage and artificial blood vessel. It is also possibly used for rapid additive manufacturing with 3D gel printer. Here, we develop a novel apparatus of the ball on disk method to observe the surface friction of the DN gels. We hope to apply this apparatus for various studies about the tribological behavior of the gels, especially about the effect of external electric field on the gel friction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9058, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2014, 90580G (9 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044841
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Kouhei Yamada, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Yosuke Watanabe, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Naoya Yamada, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Masato Wada, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Jin Gong, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Masato Makino, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
M. Hasnat Kabir, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Hidemitsu Furukawa, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9058:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2014
Nakhiah C. Goulbourne; Hani E. Naguib, Editor(s)

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