Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science

Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Polymer-clay Nancomposite Hydrogels by Graphene Oxide

Authors
M. Zhang, F.Y. Fu, H.J. Li
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M. Zhang
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.268How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Graphene oxide; hydrogel; N-isopropylacrylamide
Abstract
Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAm) hydrogels have been proposed for application as promising biomaterials and stimuli-responsive materials in biomedical fields, but their poor mechanical properties limited their development. Here we report that the mechanical properties of PNIPAm-clay nanocomposite hydrogels were enhanced significantly through in situ polymerization by addition of very low content of graphene oxide (GO). GO sheets were used as both the crosslinking agent and reinforcing agent. Compared to nanocomposite hydrogels without GO, a more than 200% increase in tensile strength and a nearly 400% improvement of Young’s modulus were achieved with the addition of 0.1 wt. % of GO, which suggests an excellent load transfer between the GO and hydrogel matrix.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-123-0
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.268How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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