Effect of Irradiation for Producing the Conductive and Smart Hydrogels

  • Sheila ShahidiEmail author
Living reference work entry
Part of the Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series book series (POPOC)


This review presents the past and current efforts with a brief description on the featured properties of conductive and smart hydrogel fabricated from biopolymers and natural ones for different applications. Many endeavors have been exerted during the past 10 years for developing new smart hydrogels. This review mainly focuses on the effect of different irradiation methods for improving the properties of smart hydrogels. As the hydrogels with single component have low mechanical strength, recent trends have offered composite or hybrid hydrogel membranes to achieve the best properties. So this chapter provides the reader good information about the irradiation effects on producing the smart conductive hydrogels and perspective on further potential developments.


Hydrogel Conductive Smart Irradiation Cellulose 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Textile, Arak BranchIslamic Azad UniversityArakIran

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