In situ observation of a hydrogel-glass interface during sliding friction

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Yamamoto, Tetsurou ; Kurokawa, Takayuki ; Ahmed, Jamil ; Kamita, Gen ; Yashima, Shintaro ; Furukawa, Yuichiro ; Ota, Yuko ; Furukawa, Hidemitsu ; Gong, Jian Ping (2014)
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Journal: Soft Matter, volume 10, issue 30, pages 5,589-5,596 (issn: 1744-683X)
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: complex mixtures | macromolecular substances | technology, industry, and agriculture

Direct observation of hydrogel contact with a solid surface in water is indispensable for understanding the friction, lubrication, and adhesion of hydrogels under water. However, this is a difficult task since the refractive index of hydrogels is very close to that of w... View more
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