Pressure-responsive polymer membranes of slide-ring gels with movable cross-links

Chikara Katsuno, Akihiro Konda, Kenji Urayama, Toshikazu Takigawa, Masatoshi Kidowaki, Kohzo Ito

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Polymer membranes comprising slide-ring gels with movable cross-links exhibit a nonlinear pressure-dependence in the fluidic flow rate. The proportional constant between the flow rate and pressure significantly changes at a critical pressure. The slide-ring gels are promising polymer membrane materials, which would allow for the on-off control of fluid permeability using an imposed pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4636-4640
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sept 6


  • gels
  • membranes
  • polymer materials
  • slide-ring gels
  • stimuli-responsive materials
  • supramolecules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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