Does drying affect gel networks?

Adams, D. J. (2018) Does drying affect gel networks? Gels, 4(2), 32. (doi:10.3390/gels4020032)

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Abstract

The properties of low molecular weight gels are determined by the underlying, self-assembled network. To access information on the network, it is common for techniques to be used that require the gel to be dried, such as transmission electron microscopy or scanning electron microscopy. The implicit assumption is that this drying has no bearing on the data collected. Here, we discuss the validity of this assumption.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Dave J. Adams thanks the EPSRC for a Fellowship (EP/L021978/1).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Dave
Authors: Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Gels
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2310-2861
ISSN (Online):2310-2861
Published Online:03 April 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Author
First Published:First published in Gels 4(2):32
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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