Hydrogels are crosslinked polymer networks that absorb substantial amounts of water. Cytoplasm and extracelleular matrix and connective tissues can be regarded as natural hydrogels. Synthetic hydrogels based on organic polymers have numerous applications, partly because they can mimic the mechanical, mass transport, and interfacial properties of...
Siegel, Ronald Alan (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
University of Minnesota, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.