Gel Engineering Materials Meso-Decorated with Polymorphic Crystals


Article Preview

Gels are a new material having three-dimensional network structures of macromolecules. They possess excellent properties as swellability, high permeability and biocompatibility, and have been applied in various fields of daily life, food, medicine, architecture, and chemistry. In this study, we tried to prepare new multi-functional and high-strength gels by using Meso-Decoration (Meso-Deco), one new method of structure design at intermediate mesoscale. High-performance rigid-rod aromatic polymorphic crystals. The strengthening of gels can be realized by meso-decorating the gels structure using high-performance polymorphic crystals. New gels with good mechanical properties, novel optical properties and thermal properties are expected to be developed.



Edited by:

Wen Jin




J. Gong et al., "Gel Engineering Materials Meso-Decorated with Polymorphic Crystals", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 746, pp. 325-329, 2013

Online since:

August 2013




[1] Y. Okumura, and K. Ito: Adv. Mater., Vol 13, Issue 7, (2001), pp.485-487.

[2] K. Haraguchi, and T. Takeshita: Adv. Mater., Vol 14, Issue 16, (2002), pp.1120-1124.

[3] J. P. Gong, Y. Katsuyama, Kurokawa, , T. Osada: Adv. Mater., Vol 15, Issue14, (2003), pp.1155-1158.

[4] T. Yokoo, R. Hidema, H. Furukawa: e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology, Vol 10, (2012), pp.243-247.

[5] G. Takada, R. Hidema, H. Furukawa: Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering, Vol 6, No. (2012), pp.169-177.

[6] J. Gong, K. Sawamura, S. Igarashi, M. H. Kabir, H. Furukawa: The 9th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC2012), Kobe (Japan), Dec 11-14, (2012), p.179.

[7] J. Gong, Y. Yakushi, T. Uchida, S. Yamazaki, and K. Kimura: J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., Vol 49, (2011), pp.127-137.

[8] J. Gong, T. Uchida, S. Yamazaki, and K. Kimura: J. Appl. Polym. Sci., Vol 121, (2011), pp.2851-2860.

[9] J. Gong, T. Uchida, S. Yamazaki, and K. Kimura: Macrom. Chem. Phys., Vol 211, (2010), pp.2226-2232.

[10] J. Gong, S. Kohama, K. Kimura, S. Yamazaki, and K. Kimura: Polymer, Vol 49 , Nov 18, (2008), pp.3928-3937.

[11] Jin Gong, Kensuke Sawamura, Susumu Igarashi, Hidemitsu Furukawa. SPIE 2013 Smart Structure/NDE, San Diego, California (USA), Mar 10-14, (2013).