Dynamic deformation visualization in swelling of polymer gels

Evdokia C. Achilleos, Robert K. Prud'Homme, Kostas N. Christodoulou, Kyle R. Gee, Ioannis G. Kevrekidis

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A technique for the real-time visualization of transparent gel deformation is developed, based on caged photo-activated fluorophores covalently attached to the gel network. The technique is used to quantitatively monitor the swelling of quasi two-dimensional sodium polyacrylate gels in a constrained geometry. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3335-3340
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Concentration field
  • Deformation visualization
  • Gel swelling
  • Material line tagging


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