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    • Keywords

       

      Cellulose; Cellulose Nanocrystals; Hydrogels; pH-responsive; Dielectric property

    • Abstract

       

      We report the fabrication and characterization of a pH-responsive hydrogel with improved mechanical and dielectric properties from cellulose nanocrystals. X-ray diffraction and SEM observations were used to analyze the sample morphology. The resulting pH detector exhibits a pronounced change in their swelling index in response to variation in pH. It was used singly and in combination with other nanomaterials to optimize smart material designs. The applications of the developed material are anticipated in chemical, environmental and biological systems.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Xiaoyuan Gao1 Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni1 Hyun-Chan Kim1 Seung-Ki Min1 Jaehwan Kim1

      1. Center for EAPap Actuator, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, 253 Yonghyun-Dong, Nam-Ku, Incheon 402-751, South Korea
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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