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Bioinspired microstructures of chitosan hydrogel provide enhanced wear protection

We describe the fabrication of physical chitosan hydrogels exhibiting a layered structure. This bilayered structure, as shown by SEM and confocal microscopy, is composed of a thin dense superficial zone (SZ), covering a deeper zone (DZ) containing microchannels orientated perpendicularly to the SZ. We show t

Authors:   Jimmy Faivre; Guillaume Sudre; Alexandra Montembault; Stéphane Benayoun; Xavier Banquy; Thierry Delair; Laurent David
Journal:   Soft Matter
Volume:   14
edition:   11
Pages:   2068
DOI:   10.1039/C8SM00215K
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  • chitosan
  • microstructures
  • confocal microscopy
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