Conductive Nanocomposite Hydrogel for Potential Applications in Medical Field



Lee, Ivan Yi Boon (2021) Conductive Nanocomposite Hydrogel for Potential Applications in Medical Field. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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In this project, hydrogel was synthesized by using poly(vinyl) alcohol incorporated with agar and graphene nanosheets while sodium tetraborate as crosslinker. The hydrogel is fabricated through mix solution method between PVA, agar, graphene and sodium tetraborate. The degree of swelling for pure PVA hydrogel is the lowest compared PVA/Agar/Graphene hydrogel. This degree of swelling increases from 279.2 to 455.3% with the addition of agarose. Besides, the self-healing efficient of single network PVA hydrogel is lowest compared to dual and triple network. The self-healing efficiency value was increased from 57.1 to 88.5% when adding agarose and graphene. Lastly, the conductivity of the hydrogels were increased from 2.3626×10-5 to 9.7876×10-5 S/cm-1 as the amount of graphene increases.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Materials
Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics engineering
Faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Technology > Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering with Honours
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 11:19
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 11:19