Composite hydrogels with temperature sensitive heterogeneities: influence of gel matrix on the volume phase transition of embedded poly-(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgels.


The thermo-responsive behaviour of poly-(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNiPAM) microgels embedded in covalently cross-linked non-temperature-sensitive polyacrylamide (PAam) hydrogel matrixes with different compositions was investigated by using small angle neutron scattering (SANS). The composition of the composite hydrogel was varied by (a) increasing the cross… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c0cp01135e


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