Critical elasticity of gelatin gel

Takahiro Ikeda, Masayuki Tokita, Akihiro Tsutsumi, Kunio Hikichi

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The elastic behavior of aqueous gelatin gel was studied in the immediate vicinity of the sol-gel transition point. It was found that the elasticity of gelatin gel consists of two parts, ‘background elasticity’ and ‘critical elasticity’. The background elasticity does not vanish in the sol phase. The site-bond percolation model was found to be applicable to the critical elasticity. Values of the elasticity exponent obtained in this study were 1.71 for the concentration dependence and 1.86 for the temperature dependence. The results are in good agreement with the theoretical prediction for the three-dimensional percolation system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1639-1643
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number9 R
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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