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Swelling of cross-linked polyelectrolyte gels

Schneider, Stefanie LU and Linse, Per LU (2002) In European Physical Journal E. Soft Matter 8(5). p.457-460
Abstract
A model of a cross-linked polyelectrolyte gel has been examined using Monte Carlo simulations. The simple model contained a charged defect-free network represented by linked charged beads and explicit counterions. Pressure-density relations for the polyelectrolyte gel, a corresponding non-ionic polymer gel, and several partly or fully degraded gels have-been determined. The polyelectrolyte gel displayed a very large swelling capacity, in agreement with experiments. The swelling mechanism and chain properties are discussed and foundations of current theories on gel swelling are examined.
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European Physical Journal E. Soft Matter
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10.1140/epje/i2002-10043-y
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  abstract     = {A model of a cross-linked polyelectrolyte gel has been examined using Monte Carlo simulations. The simple model contained a charged defect-free network represented by linked charged beads and explicit counterions. Pressure-density relations for the polyelectrolyte gel, a corresponding non-ionic polymer gel, and several partly or fully degraded gels have-been determined. The polyelectrolyte gel displayed a very large swelling capacity, in agreement with experiments. The swelling mechanism and chain properties are discussed and foundations of current theories on gel swelling are examined.},
  author       = {Schneider, Stefanie and Linse, Per},
  issn         = {1292-8941},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {457--460},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {European Physical Journal E. Soft Matter},
  title        = {Swelling of cross-linked polyelectrolyte gels},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2002-10043-y},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2002},
}