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Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, B. R., Rutkevičius, M., Horozov, T. S., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(2), 402-409. doi:10.1039/c7qm00556c

We designed pressure responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites by incorporating agar hydrogel beads of different size distributions within a molten soap matrix at various volume fractions. Upon cooling, the combined suspension of hydrogel beads into t... Read More

Sound absorption of porous cement composites: effects of the porosity and the pore size (2015)
Journal Article
Rutkevicius, M., Mehl, G. H., Rubini, P. A., Stoyanov, S. D., Paunov, V. N., Qin, Q., …Rutkevičius, M. (2015). Sound absorption of porous cement composites: effects of the porosity and the pore size. Journal of materials science, 50(9), 3495-3503. doi:10.1007/s10853-015-8912-5

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. We prepared sound absorbing cement–hydrogel composites using a hydrogel slurry templating technique. We air-dried the wet cement composites containing a varying percentage and size of entrapped hydrog... Read More

Sound absorption properties of porous composites fabricated by a hydrogel templating technique (2013)
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Rutkevicius, M., Mehl, G. H., Paunov, V. N., Qin, Q., Rubini, P. A., Stoyanov, S. D., & Petkov, J. (2013). Sound absorption properties of porous composites fabricated by a hydrogel templating technique. Journal of Materials Research, 28(17), (2409-2414). doi:10.1557/jmr.2013.194. ISSN 0884-2914

We have used a hydrogel templating technique followed by the subsequent evaporation of water present to fabricate porous cement and porous PDMS composites, and we have analyzed their sound absorption properties. All experiments were carried out with... Read More

Fabrication of novel lightweight composites by a hydrogel templating technique (2012)
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Rutkevicius, M., Munusami, S. K., Watson, Z., Field, A. D., Salt, M., Stoyanov, S. D., …Paunov, V. N. (2012). Fabrication of novel lightweight composites by a hydrogel templating technique. Materials research bulletin, 47(4), (980-986). doi:10.1016/j.materresbull.2012.01.014. ISSN 0025-5408

A non-conventional way of preparation of lightweight porous materials by templating hydrogels with a range of hydrophilic and hydrophobic scaffolding materials was explored. Sub-millimetre hydrogel slurries of polyacrylamide and gellan gum were templ... Read More