|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Biological Materials Science Symposium
||3D Printing of Tough Double Network Hydrogel
||Junhua Wei, Jingjing Qiu, Jilong Wang, Siheng Su
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Because of the low viscosity and large gelling temperature range, the precise 3D printing of agar hydrogel has not been achieved even its double network hydrogel which has unique self-recovery mechanism. In this work, super tough agar double network hydrogel was precisely printed by adding alginate. The addition of alginate not only increases the ink viscosity and printable period, but also improves its rheological characteristics towards precisely processing control. Moreover, the entanglement of the alginate chains with the agar double network hydrogel restricts the agar helical chains bundles from pulling out under stress, toughening the hydrogel.
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