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Environmentally Responsive Hydrogels:Development and Integration with Hard Materials

Abstract Environmentally responsive hydrogels are one interesting class of soft materials. Due to their remarkable responsiveness to stimuli such as temperature, pH, or light, they have attracted widespread attention in many fields. However, certain functionality of these materials alone is often limited in comparison to other materials such as silicon; thus, there is a need to integrate soft and hard materials for the advancement of environmental-ly responsive materials.

Conventional hydrogels lack good mechanical properties and have inherently slow response time, important characteristics which must be improved before the hydrogels can be integrated with silicon. In the present dissertation work, both these important attrib-utes of a temperature... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Chatterjee, Prithwish (Author) / Dai, Lenore L. (Advisor) / Jiang, Hanqing (Advisor) / Lind, Mary Laura (Committee member) / Yu, Hongyu (Committee member) / Yu, Hongbin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Materials Science / Polymer chemistry / Characterization / Hydrogels / Mechanical properties / Smart Materials / Thermal properties
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 170 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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