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The effect of hydrostatic pressure over the swelling of microgel particles

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Abstract

We review our recent results on the use of hydrostatic pressure to change the size and the structure of microgel particles based on poly-(N-isopropylacrylamide). These changes are brought about through changes in the miscibility of the polymer in the solvent. Swelling induced by hydrostatic pressure can thus be thought of as an alternative to swelling induced by temperature, an interesting fact that can be exploited in the study of fundamental problems in soft condensed matter.

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The article was received on 24 Feb 2011, accepted on 04 Apr 2011 and first published on 18 May 2011


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05328K
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 6370-6374
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    The effect of hydrostatic pressure over the swelling of microgel particles

    J. J. Liétor-Santos, B. Sierra-Martín, U. Gasser and A. Fernández-Nieves, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 6370
    DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05328K

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