Aggregation-induced emission lights up the swelling process: a new technique for swelling characterisation of hydrogels†
The characterization of the swelling properties in hydrogels suffers uncertainty due to the limitations that occur during weight change measurement. The current study successfully employed an aggregation-induced emission approach to suggest a new technique for the measurement of swelling properties in hydrogels. The changes in the fluorescence properties of the swelling environment reflect the swelling process.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Recent Progress on Aggregation-Induced Emission