Stiff, strong, and tough hydrogels with good chemical stability
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CitationLi, Jianyu, Zhigang Suo, and Joost J. Vlassak. 2014. “Stiff, Strong, and Tough Hydrogels with Good Chemical Stability.” J. Mater. Chem. B 2 (39): 6708–6713. doi:10.1039/c4tb01194e.
AbstractMost hydrogels have poor mechanical properties, severely limiting their scope of applications. Here a hybrid hydrogel, consisting of hydrophilic and crystalline polymer networks, achieves an elastic modulus of 5 MPa, a strength of 2.5 MPa, and a fracture energy of 14 000 J m−2, while maintaining physical integrity in concentrated electrolyte solutions.
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