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Title: A novel approach to determine the thermal transition of gum powder/hydro-gels using dynamic mechanical analysis
Authors: Nagamadhu, M.
Jeyaraj, P.
Mohankumar, G.C.
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: AIP Conference Proceedings, 2018, Vol.1943, , pp.-
Abstract: The dynamic characterization of materials plays a major role in the present area. The many researchers are worked on solid materials and its characterization, it can be tested using dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA), however, no such work on powder a semiliquid samples. The powder and liquid samples can also easily characterization as like solid samples using DMA. These powder samples are analyzed with a material pocket method which can be used to accurately determine very low levels of variation in powder properties, due to the high sensitivity of DMA to glass transitions. No such DMA studies on hydrogel and Gum powders. The gum powders are used in various applications start from food industries, pharmacy, natural gums paste, biomedical applications etc. among all this applications gum Ghatti is one of the powders using for varies applications. Around 50 milligrams of Ghatti powders are placed inside material pocket and analyzed storage modulus (G?), loss modulus (G?) and tan delta (?). Also, understand the curing and glass transition effect using water, glycerin and superplastic from room temperature to 200�C. The result shows that storage modulus decreases with increase in temperature in pure Ghatti powder. The surprising improvement in storage modulus was found with an increase in temperature with addition of water, glycerin, and superplastic. However, loss modulus and tan delta are also having very significant influence and also shows a clear peak of the tan delta. The loss modulus results were found to be improved by adding solidifying agents, along with this water and superplastic better influence. But glycerine found to be hydrogel in nature and thermodynamic properties are much influenced by frequency. � 2018 Author(s).
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