Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 54, Issue 4–5, pp 335–342 | Cite as

Fast internal dynamics in polyelectrolyte gels measured by dynamic light scattering

  • Per Johan Råsmark
  • Čestmír Koňák
  • Petr Štěpánek
  • Christer Elvingson


Dynamic light scattering was used to investigate the dynamics of sodium poly(styrene sulfonate) and fully neutralized poly(acrylic acid) gels as a function of the degree of swelling and weight ratio of cross-linking agent. It was shown that the collective diffusion coefficient increases with increasing degree of swelling and that the diffusion coefficient shows stronger concentration dependence than predicted by scaling arguments. For gel samples measured at the swelling equilibrium, the diffusion coefficient increases with increasing gel concentration for both gel systems.


Diffusion Coefficient Styrene Acrylic Acid Dynamic Light Scattering Concentration Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Johan Råsmark
    • 1
  • Čestmír Koňák
    • 2
  • Petr Štěpánek
    • 2
  • Christer Elvingson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Institute of Macromolecular ChemistryPraha 6 – BřevnovCzech Republic

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