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Impact-induced gelation in aqueous methylcellulose solutions

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Abstract

Aqueous methylcellulose is an “abnormal” inverse-freezing fluid, which gelates when heated. We ventured to stimulate this phase-transition by mechanical impact, whose resulting shockwaves and local heat could be uptaken by the endothermic gelation. High-speed photography was used to observe this transition in microsecond timescales. This phenomenon enables attenuation of shockwaves.

Graphical abstract: Impact-induced gelation in aqueous methylcellulose solutions

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The article was received on 06 Aug 2018, accepted on 19 Sep 2018 and first published on 21 Sep 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06378H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 12578-12581
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    Impact-induced gelation in aqueous methylcellulose solutions

    G. Parvari, Y. Rotbaum, Y. Eichen and D. Rittel, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 12578
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06378H

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