Dynamics and microstructure analysis of N-isopropylacrylamide/silica hybrid gels.

The mechanical properties, gelation process, and microstructure of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAm)/silica hybrid gels were investigated by using mechanical measurements, dynamic light scattering (DLS), and contrast-variation small-angle neutron scattering (CV-SANS). The three different hybrid gels, containing an equal total volume fraction of silica particles… CONTINUE READING