A neutron scattering study of hydrogel surfaces

B. Struth, A. Vorobiev, T. Seydel, L. Wiegart, J. Major

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Hydrogels are jelly-like materials consisting mainly of water (up to 99 wt%) and a small amount of clay mineral gelator. Hydrogel surfaces in many respects resemble to free water surfaces. In particular, they can be as smooth as water surfaces and may serve as a substrate for hydrophilic monolayers such as lipids with polar head groups. Remarkably, gel surfaces may be tilted by a few degrees out of the horizontal plane. Here, we report on a neutron reflectivity study of hydrogel surfaces with a lipid coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e917-e919
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-3 SUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2004


  • Hydrogel surfaces
  • Lipid monolayer
  • Neutron reflectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Struth, B., Vorobiev, A., Seydel, T., Wiegart, L., & Major, J. (2004). A neutron scattering study of hydrogel surfaces. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 350(1-3 SUPPL. 1), e917-e919. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2004.03.237