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dc.contributor.authorShamsudeen, Rahna K-
dc.contributor.authorJayakumari, V G-
dc.contributor.authorRajeswari, R-
dc.contributor.authorMukundan, T-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-30T07:12:53Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-30T07:12:53Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1017 (Online); 0971-4588 (Print)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15161-
dc.description331-337en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, studies on polyelectrolyte hydrogels of both anionic and cationic type are reported. Partially hydrolysed polyacrylamide-polyvinyl alcohol interpenetrating polymer (IPN) has been synthesized as the anionic hydrogel and chitosan-polyvinyl alcohol interpenetrating polymers have been synthesized as the cationic one, both through a simultaneous IPN method. In both cases, the crosslink densities are varied and investigated for their swelling behaviour and rheological properties. The stimulus sensitivity of the hydrogels is determined by subjecting them to applied electric fields. The responses of the various hydrogels are correlated with the shear moduli, the crosslink densities and the swelling behaviour. An interesting observation of simultaneous bending of multiple gel slabs in different directions upon the application of the electric field is also reported.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJEMS Vol.19(5) [October 2012]en_US
dc.subjectChitosanen_US
dc.subjectHydrogelen_US
dc.subjectCross-linkingen_US
dc.subjectElectroactiveen_US
dc.subjectSwellingen_US
dc.titlePolyelectrolyte hydrogels of chitosan and polyacrylamide: A comparison of electroactive characteristicsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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