9 March 2014 Development of a standard method to observe the surface friction of high-strength gels
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In 2003, the most effective but simple way was proposed to synthesize double network gels, whose compression fracture stress reached about 30MPa, while that of common gels were several tens kPa. Our group has focused on PAMPSPDMAAm DN gel, because it possibly has both biocompatibility and permeability, which are good for developing artificial articular cartilage and artificial blood vessel. It is also possibly used for rapid additive manufacturing with 3D gel printer. Here, we develop a novel apparatus of the ball on disk method to observe the surface friction of the DN gels. We hope to apply this apparatus for various studies about the tribological behavior of the gels, especially about the effect of external electric field on the gel friction.
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Kouhei Yamada, Kouhei Yamada, Yosuke Watanabe, Yosuke Watanabe, Naoya Yamada, Naoya Yamada, Masato Wada, Masato Wada, Jin Gong, Jin Gong, Masato Makino, Masato Makino, M. Hasnat Kabir, M. Hasnat Kabir, Hidemitsu Furukawa, Hidemitsu Furukawa, "Development of a standard method to observe the surface friction of high-strength gels", Proc. SPIE 9058, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2014, 90580G (9 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044841; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2044841


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