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Thermo-mechanical behavior of graphene oxide hydrogel

Ghosh, Rituparna and Boruah, Buddha Deka and Misra, Abha (2017) Thermo-mechanical behavior of graphene oxide hydrogel. In: MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS, 4 (2).

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aa5bf8


Graphene oxide hydrogel with encapsulated water presents a unique structural characteristic similar to open cell foam. It is demonstrated that the encapsulated water plays a vital role in tailoring compressive behavior of graphene oxide hydrogel under varying thermal conditions. The present study is focused on systematically evaluating both the temperature and frequency dependence on compressive behavior of hydrogel to elucidate the evolution of stiffness in a wider temperature range. The stiffness of the hydrogel is further tailored through encapsulation of nanoparticles to achieve an extraordinary enhancement in storage modulus. It is concluded that the change in phase of water provides a large gradient in the stiffness of the hydrogel.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IOP PUBLISHING LTD, TEMPLE CIRCUS, TEMPLE WAY, BRISTOL BS1 6BE, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 06:50
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 06:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58365

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