What is it about?

A model is developed for the mechanical response of pH-sensitive gels under an arbitrary three-dimensional deformation accompanied by swelling

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Why is it important?

The equilibrium water uptake is important for their mechanical behavior and good models will assist not only application of these gels but also in the development of them.


Stimuli-sensitive gels has recently became a focus of attention as these materials demonstrate potential for a wide range of “smart” applications including biomedical devices, drug delivery carriers, scaffolds for tissue engineering, filters and membranes for selective diffusion, sensors for on-line process monitoring and soft actuators

Jesper de Claville Christiansen
Aalborg University

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This page is a summary of: Inhomogeneous swelling of pH-responsive gels, International Journal of Solids and Structures, June 2016, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2016.02.037.
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