2014, VIII, 279 p. 206 illus., 102 illus. in color.
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This new volume in the series summarizes the most important advances of the DFG SPP "Intelligent Hydrogels", featuring 14 original and four invited review papers
This volume of Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science assembles original contributions and invited reviews from the priority research program "Intelligent Hydrogels", funded by the German Science Foundation DFG since 2006, with about 25 contributing research groups. In the center of interest of this program and the present book are responsive hydrogels, i.e. hydrophilic polymer or polyelectrolyte networks that are able to respond to environmental stimuli such as changes in temperature, pH, additive concentration or electrical field. The activities focus on different aspects: on hydrogel synthesis, on the modeling and simulation of thermophysical hydrogel properties, as well as on innovative new hydrogel applications as smart materials. The present book summarizes the highlights in the results of the priority program in original contributions and invited reviews.
Thermodynamic Modeling of Hydrogel Systems.- Influence of salt and pH on the Swelling Equilibrium of Ionizable N-IPAAm based Hydrogels: Experimental Results and Modeling.- Swelling Behaviour of Functionalized Hydrogels for Application in Chemical Sensors.- Modeling and Simulation of Hydrogels for the Application as Bending Actuators.- Calculating Structural Properties of Reversibly Cross-Linked Polymer Systems using Self-Consistent Field Theory.- Poly-NIPAM Microgels with different Cross-Linker Densities: Scaling Behavior of the Network Fluctuations in the Vicinity of the Volume Phase Transition.- Müller-Buschbaum, Laschewsky, Papadakis: Thermo-Responsive Amphiphilic Di- and Triblock Copolymers Based on Poly and Poly Aggregation and Hydrogel Formation in Bulk Solution and in Thin Films.- Supramolecular Chromaticity and Thermoresponsive Hydrogels - A Self-assembly Study on Maleamic Acid-Based Amphiphiles.- Poly-NIPAM Microgels with different Cross-Linker Densities: Scaling Behavior of the Network Fluctuations in the Vicinity of the Volume Phase Transition Thermo-Responsive Amphiphilic Di- and Triblock Copolymers Based on Poly and Poly Aggregation and Hydrogel Formation in Bulk Solution and in Thin Films.- Supramolecular Chromaticity and Thermoresponsive Hydrogels - A Self-assembly Study on Maleamic Acid-Based Amphiphiles.- Relaxation Mechanisms of Physical Hydrogels Networks.- A Versatile Non-Invasive Tool for the Monitoring of Phase Transitions and the Estimation of Effective Pore Sizes of Supramolecular Hydrogels.- Water desalination via poly hydrogels usingmechanical forces: experiments and simulations.- Hydrophobically covered Hydrogels: Preparation Approaches and possible Applications.- Tracer Mobility in Aqueous Poly grafted Networks: Effect of Interactions and Permanent Crosslinks.- Molecular Simulations of Hydrogels.- Temperature-Sensitive Composite Hydrogels: Coupling between Gel Matrix and Embedded Nano- and Microgels.- In-Situ Generation of Gold, Platinum and Palladium Nanoparticles in N-Isopropylacrylamide-Surfmer Copolymer Hydrogels and Catalytic Activity of the Gels.- Magnetomechanical and Magnetothermal Coupling in Ferrohydrogels.- Tailored Macromolecules versus Nanoparticles for Mechanical Reinforcement of sP Hydrogels.- Core-shell Microgels as Nanoreactors.- Visualization of hydrogel shrinkage due to ion replacement by 27Al and 23Na magnetic resonance imaging.