New 'tougher-than-metal' fiber-reinforced hydrogels -- MEDICA Trade Fair

New 'tougher-than-metal' fiber-reinforced hydrogels

03/03/2017

Image: Hand is holding a square piece of fabric; Copyright: Hokkaido University

The newly developed fiber-reinforced hydrogel consists of polyampholyte (PA) gels and glass fiber fabric. The team theorizes that toughness is increased by dynamic ionic bonds between the fiber and hydrogels, and within the hydrogels; ©Hokkaido University