Adhesion of gels by silica particle

Hidekazu Abe, Yusuke Hara, Shingo Maeda, Shuji Hashimoto

研究成果: Article査読

15 被引用数 (Scopus)


In this study, a method for achieving adhesion between two positively charged gels with high mechanical strength was developed. By utilizing a silica particle dispersion as a binder, the gels easily adhered to each other and remained stable for up to 11 days when immersed in aqueous solution. The adhesion force between the two positively charged semi-interpenetrating network gels with the silica particle was measured to be up to approximately 20 kPa, which is around 10 times larger than that with a charged polymer-rich liquid as a cross-linker (approximately 1.5 kPa). It was demonstrated that the adhesion force was a result of two types of interactions: an electrostatic attractive force between the cationic gel surface and hydrogen bonding among the silica particles. In addition, it was shown that the adhesion force was dependent on solution pH, which was attributed to changes in the charge of the silica particles.

ジャーナルJournal of Physical Chemistry B
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 3月 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理化学および理論化学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • 材料化学


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