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The Measurement of Polymer Swelling Processes by an Interferometric Method and Evaluation of Diffusion Coefficients

Department of Physics and Material Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Nad Stráněmi 4511, 760 05 Zlín, Czech Republic
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(2), 532-543; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms11020532
Received: 3 December 2009 / Revised: 13 January 2010 / Accepted: 26 January 2010 / Published: 3 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry)
The amorphous polymer film swelling in a liquid solvent below the glass transition temperature was characterized by a few kinetic parameters (especially the mutual diffusion coefficient of swelling and its mean value) obtained by interference of monochromatic light in the wedge arrangement. This interferometric method allows one to determine the concentration field in the swollen surface layer and consequently to compute the concentration-dependent diffusion coefficient. A software system developed at the Department of Physics and Material Engineering at TBU in Zlin has been used for the evaluation of the main kinetic parameters of the swelling process. The software can be used for the on-line analyses of interferograms during the swelling process. The main application outputs are the computation of the concentration profile, the concentration gradient, the mutual diffusion coefficient of the swelling by the solvent and its mean value. View Full-Text
Keywords: swelling; interferometry; image analyses; concentration profile; diffusion; hyaluronan swelling; interferometry; image analyses; concentration profile; diffusion; hyaluronan
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Mráček, A. The Measurement of Polymer Swelling Processes by an Interferometric Method and Evaluation of Diffusion Coefficients. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 532-543. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms11020532

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Mráček A. The Measurement of Polymer Swelling Processes by an Interferometric Method and Evaluation of Diffusion Coefficients. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(2):532-543. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms11020532

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Mráček, Aleš. 2010. "The Measurement of Polymer Swelling Processes by an Interferometric Method and Evaluation of Diffusion Coefficients" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 11, no. 2: 532-543. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms11020532

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