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Polymer Gels

Fundamentals and Biomedical Applications

Editors: DeRossi, D., Kajiwara, K., Osada, Y., Yamauchi, A. (Eds.)

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This volume contains a series of papers originally presented at the Symposium on Polymer Gels organized and sponsored by the Research Group on Polymer Gels,The Society of Polymer Science of Japan and co-sponsored by the Science and Technology Agency (ST A) and MIT!, Japan. The Symposium took place at Tsukuba Science City on 18th and 19th September, 1989. Recognized experts in their fields were invited to speak and there was a strong attendance from government, academic and industrial research centers. The purpose of the Symposium was to review the state of the art and to present and discuss recent progress in the understanding of the behavioral properties of polymer gels and their application to biomedical, environmental and robotic fields. Most of the papers and related discussions concentrated on the swelling behavior of hydrogels and chemomechanical systems, both artificial and naturally occurring, in which external stimuli of a physical or chemical nature control energy transformation or signal transduction. The recent great interest in chemomechanical systems based on polymer gels has stimulated considerable effort towards the development of new sensors and actuators, controllable membrane separation processes, and delivery systems in which the functions of sensing, processing and actuation are all built into the polymeric network device. Artificial chemomechanical systems, through the use of environmentally sensitive polymer gels, are emerging as interesting materials for mimicking basic processes previously only confined to the biological world, and commercially viable applications are also foreseen in the not-too-distant future.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Characterization of Gel Structure by Means of SAXS and SANS

    Kajiwara, Kanji (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Physical Gelation of Synthetic and Biological Macromolecules

    Ross-Murphy, Simon B.

    Pages 21-39

  • Effects of Shear Modulus of Polymer Gels

    Li, Yong (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • Interactions between Solvent Molecules and Networks in Biogels —Viscoelasticity, Strength—

    Nakamura, Kunio

    Pages 57-75

  • Synthesis and Properties of Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Gels by the Sol-Gel Process

    Kohjiya, Shinzo (et al.)

    Pages 77-91

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4684-5894-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polymer Gels
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Biomedical Applications
Editors
  • D. DeRossi
  • K. Kajiwara
  • Y. Osada
  • A. Yamauchi
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5892-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5892-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5894-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
354
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