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Lamellar Bilayer to Fibril Structure Transformation of Tough Photonic Hydrogel under Elongation

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Title: Lamellar Bilayer to Fibril Structure Transformation of Tough Photonic Hydrogel under Elongation
Authors: Haque, M. Anamul Browse this author
Cui, Kunpeng Browse this author
Ilyas, Muhammad Browse this author
Kurokawa, Takayuki Browse this author
Marcellan, Alba Browse this author
Brulet, Annie Browse this author
Takahashi, Riku Browse this author
Nakajima, Tasuku Browse this author
Gong, Jian Ping Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: 23-Jun-2020
Publisher: American Chemical Society(ACS)
Journal Title: Macromolecules
Volume: 53
Issue: 12
Start Page: 4711
End Page: 4721
Publisher DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00878
Abstract: Synthetic hydrogels possessing both macroscopic anisotropic structure and toughness, which are analogous to the load-bearing bio-tissues such as muscles and tendons, are rarely available. Studying the molecular mechanism of tough and anisotropic hydrogel under deformation is beneficial to understand the load-deformation functions of soft bio-tissues. In this work, the deformation-induced structure transformation of a macroscopically anisotropic and tough hydrogel has been investigated to understand the role of structure evolution for enhanced toughness. At rest, the hydrogel possesses a well-defined hierarchical structure in which self-assembled nanometer thick lamellar bilayers are alternatively stacked in hundred nanometer thick hydrogel matrixes. Stretching along the lamellar direction induces structure transformation from lamellar bilayers to hierarchical fibrous structures aligned along the deformation axis. The generated hierarchical structures consist of micrometer thick fiber bundles made from nanometer thick fibrils analogous to tropo-collagen bundles or microfibrils of the tendon. The fibrous structure formed at large elongation is associated with damage and rupture of the bilayers, which underpins the molecular mechanism of the unique mechanical behaviors of the tough lamellar hydrogel.
Rights: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Macromolecules, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
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Submitter: 龔 剣萍 (Gong Jian Ping)

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