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hydrogel

[′hī·drə‚jel]
(chemistry)
The formation of a colloid in which the disperse phase (colloid) has combined with the continuous phase (water) to produce a viscous jellylike product; for example, coagulated silicic acid.
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To get around these challenges, his team came up with a design strategy for robust hydrogels, mixing water with a small amount of selected biopolymers to create soft, stretchy materials with a stiffness of 10 to 100 kilopascals -- about the range of human soft tissues.
The PNIPAM/AA/clay/graphene DN hydrogels were synthesized through a two-step sequential free-radical polymerization.
1 shows time-dependent responses of hydrogel-sensor systems in the presence and absence of phenolic additives in the hydrogel to the test compounds.
examines the diverse range and use of hydrogels, focusing on processing methods and novel applications
Associate Professor Jin Kim Montclare of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering received $368,000 over three years to fabricate patterned protein hydrogels for applications in sensing, drug delivery, and wound healing.
As the results show, the main effects of the use of hydrogels, irrigation interval and interactions effects of hydrogels and irrigation interval applications on percentage of rooted cuttings was significant (pr [less than or equal to] 0.
Dan Luo, professor of biological and environmental engineering and a member of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, said that they propose that in early geological history clay hydrogel provided a confinement function for biomolecules and biochemical reactions.
The hydrogels so prepared were equilibrated with distilled water for 24 hrs.
According to Ocutec, in initial patient acceptance trials, the "next generation of lenses" demonstrated superior oxygen permeability compared to existing hydrogel based lenses.
To exploit this force for folding, Lee and his colleagues combined two hydrogel layers: one that swells a great deal and one that doesn't swell.
The licensed dressings, a hydrocolloid with X-STATIC([R]) and a hydrogel with X-STATIC([R]) that utilizesAlliqua's hydrogels, have already received their 510(k) clearance from the U.