Probing the swelling kinetics in polymer gels by fluorescence technique

Öndar Pekcan*, Yaşar Yilmaz

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A method based on in situ steady-state fluorescence (SSF) measurements is introduced for studying swelling processes in gels formed by free radical cross-linking copolymerization (FCC) of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDM) in toluene. Cooperative diffusion coefficients (Dc) were measured and found to be around 10-6cm2/s for gels swollen in toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-521
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997


  • Fluorescence
  • Gel
  • Swelling


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