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Investigation title: Rheo-SANS study of peptide gels.

Release date: Tue Mar 17 09:11:27 GMT 2015

Creator: Professor Dave Adams
Creator: Dr Alison Paul
Creator: Professor Peter Griffiths
Creator: Miss Jaclyn Raeburn
Creator: Dr Lin Chen
Creator: Miss Jamie Hurcom
Creator: Dr Alun Davies
Creator: Mr Owen Sellick

DOI: 10.5286/ISIS.E.24088603

Date of Experiment: Tue Mar 13 08:57:48 GMT 2012

Publisher: STFC ISIS Facility

Data format: RAW/Nexus
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Low molecular weight gelators (LMWG) form hydrogels via self-assembly in water under specific conditions to form long, fibrillar structures. Non-covalent forces interactions which facilitate the directional assembly include hydrogen-bonding, electrostatic interactions, pi-stacking and van der Waals interactions between the molecules drive the assembly. The fibrillar structures entangle, forming a three-dimensional network and immobilise the solvent, resulting in gel formation. This proposal focuses on determining how the assembly of LMWG leads to the rheological properties of the gel. Coupling the rheological measurements with small-angle neutron scattering is essential to address this question.

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