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Title Reflexive polymers and hydrogels : understanding and designing fast responsive polymeric systems / edited by Nobuhiko Yui, Randall J. Mrsny, and Kinam Park
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (452 pages) : illustrations
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Preface; Editors; Contributors; Contents; Section I Learning from Natural Systems; Section II Theoretical Considerations; Section III Synthetic Systems; Section IV A Perspective on Re .exive Systems; Index
Summary . Despite their capacity to carry out functions that previously were unobtainable, smart polymers and hydrogels tend to have painfully slow response times. On the other hand biological systems go through phase changes at an extremely fast rate. Reflexive Polymers and Hydrogels examines the natural systems that respond almost instantaneously to environmental stimuli, and thus gives the reader an understanding of the mechanisms that govern these responses. The book includes chapters on approaches and procedures for designing a synthetic ... flash ... system based on naturally occurring systems. It
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Polymers.
Polymers -- therapeutic use.
Biomimetic Materials -- therapeutic use.
Hydrogels -- therapeutic use.
Form Electronic book
Author Mrsny, Randall J., 1955-
Park, Kinam.
Yui, Nobuhiko.
ISBN 0203485351 (electronic bk.)
9780203485354 (electronic bk.)