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Studying the Effects of Varying pH and Temperature on the Smart Polymer mPEG-block-PDMAEMA
“Smart polymers” change their mechanical properties in response to changes in stimuli, such as pH, temperature, and polymer concentration. We chose to focus on the viscoelastic properties when determining the effects of ...
Tuning Smart Properties of mPEG-block-PDMAEMA Through Polymer Composition
The purpose of this study was to study smart polymers. “Smart” polymers respond to changes in their environment with a measureable change in property. Some smart polymers can change their solubility when the conditions ...
Synthesis and Characterization of a Reversible and Tunable Smart Polymer
Polymers are made of covalently bonded repeat units, called monomers, which make up long chains. The structure can be controlled to achieve a diblock copolymer with two different repeat units connected in blocks. “Smart” ...
Synthesis of Smart Polymer-Grafted Silica and Confocal Microscopy
The purpose of this study is to synthesize and characterize smart polymer-grafted colloidal silica particles in order to better understand and tune the smart characteristics and properties.