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Tuning of the dynamics of metal ion crosslinked hydrogels by network structures

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Abstract

The dynamic mechanical response of hydrogels is correlated with the intrinsic dynamics of the crosslinkers. Our experiments and theory show that polymer network structures can also affect the dynamic response of hydrogels by transducing swelling forces to the crosslinkers. Our results suggest a novel route to engineer complex time-dependent mechanical properties of soft materials for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Tuning of the dynamics of metal ion crosslinked hydrogels by network structures

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The article was received on 16 Apr 2019, accepted on 10 May 2019 and first published on 10 May 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00768G
Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article

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    Tuning of the dynamics of metal ion crosslinked hydrogels by network structures

    W. Yu, W. Sun, Q. Fan, B. Xue, Y. Li, M. Qin, Y. Li, B. Chen, W. Wang and Y. Cao, Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00768G

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