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Controlling the formation and alignment of low molecular weight gel 'noodles'

DOI: 10.1039/D1CC03378F DOI Help

Authors: Daniel Mcdowall (University of Glasgow) , Matthew Walker (University of Glasgow) , Massimo Vassalli (University of Glasgow) , Marco Cantini (University of Glasgow) , Nikul Khunti (Diamond Light Source) , Charlotte J. C. Edwards-Gayle (Diamond Light Source) , Nathan Cowieson (Diamond Light Source) , Dave Adams (University of Glasgow)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Chemical Communications

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2021

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Abstract: We show how to control the formation and alignment of gel ‘noodles’. Nanostructure alignment can be achieved reproducibly by extensional deformation as the filaments form. Using a spinning technique, very long and highly aligned filaments can be made. The Young’s moduli of the gel noodles are similar to that of a bulk gel. By using two syringe pumps in a concentric flow setup, we show that a filament-in-filament morphology can be created.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials

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Added On: 10/08/2021 09:26


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Soft condensed matter physics Chemistry Materials Science Chemical Engineering Engineering & Technology Nanoscience/Nanotechnology

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