Using rheology to understand transient and dynamic gels

Bianco, S. , Panja, S. and Adams, D. J. (2022) Using rheology to understand transient and dynamic gels. Gels, 8(2), e132. (doi: 10.3390/gels8020132)

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Abstract

Supramolecular gels can be designed such that pre-determined changes in state occur. For example, systems that go from a solution (sol) state to a gel state and then back to a sol state can be prepared using chemical processes to control the onset and duration of each change of state. Based on this, more complex systems such as gel-to-sol-to-gel and gel-to-gel-to-gel systems can be designed. Here, we show that we can provide additional insights into such systems by using rheological measurements at varying values of frequency or strain during the evolution of the systems. Since the different states are affected to different degrees by the frequency and/or strain applied, this allows us to better understand and follow the changes in state in such systems.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Dave and Panja, Dr Santanu and Bianco, Miss Simona
Creator Roles:
Bianco, S.Methodology, Formal analysis, Investigation, Data curation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review and editing
Panja, S.Methodology, Formal analysis, Investigation, Data curation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review and editing
Adams, D. J.Conceptualization, Methodology, Formal analysis, Resources, Writing – original draft, Writing – review and editing, Supervision, Project administration, Funding acquisition
Authors: Bianco, S., Panja, S., and 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
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 by the authors
First Published:First published in Gels 8(2):e132
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence

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