Elasticity of poly(acrylamide) gel beads


MELEKASLAN D., Gundogan N., Okay O.

POLYMER BULLETIN, cilt.50, sa.4, ss.287-294, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: POLYMER BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.287-294

Özet

The elastic behavior of swollen ionic poly(acrylamide) (PAAm) gel beads was investigated as a function of the bead diameter. For this purpose, an experimental setup was designed to measure the modulus of hydrogel beads. An inverse suspension polymerization technique was used to obtain spherical beads of sizes 3 to 11 mm. It was observed that the effective crosslink density of PAAm gel beads produced in the same synthesis batch increases with increasing bead diameter, which was attributed to the inverse suspension polymerization condition.