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Does Drying Affect Gel Networks?

School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
Received: 26 February 2018 / Revised: 28 March 2018 / Accepted: 31 March 2018 / Published: 3 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Challenges for Gel Materials in the 21st Century)
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The properties of low molecular weight gels are determined by the underlying, self-assembled network. To access information on the network, it is common for techniques to be used that require the gel to be dried, such as transmission electron microscopy or scanning electron microscopy. The implicit assumption is that this drying has no bearing on the data collected. Here, we discuss the validity of this assumption. View Full-Text
Keywords: gels; drying; microscopy; scattering gels; drying; microscopy; scattering
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Adams, D.J. Does Drying Affect Gel Networks? Gels 2018, 4, 32.

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