|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Late News Poster Session
||K-18: Stretchable-ion Responsive Hydrogel and Its Rheology
||Abhishek Pachauri, Jeffrey Bates
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Hydrogels are superb candidates for biomedical applications because of their magnificent biocompatibility. Here, a stretchable hydrogel with ion-responsive properties is synthesized. The hydrogel can swell considerably when placed in a phosphate buffer solution and the kinetics of swelling is studied. Mechanical tests are carried out on the hydrogel to evaluate its strength, elastic modulus, and toughness. For analyzing the 3 D printability of the hydrogel, rheological characterization is done.
||Biomaterials, Mechanical Properties, Characterization