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;
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Journal: Soft Matter,volume 10,issue 30,pages5,589-5,596 (issn: 1744-683X)
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    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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