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Theoretical analysis of thermo-responsive behavior of microgels loaded with silver nanoparticles

PUBLISHED June 21, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2306p6645397)



Syeda Noureen1
  1. Department of Physics, GC University Lahore

Conference / event

17th National Symposium on Frontiers in Physics, December 2022 (Lahore, Pakistan)

Poster summary

Temperature is one of the extremely significant factors responsible for modifications mostly in physical but also chemical properties of some particular matter. In the present study, we theoretically analyzed the thermo-responsive behavior of Ag-p (N-isopropylmethacrylamide) hybrid microgels. We employed the classical Maxwellian distribution function concerning the velocity of spherical silver nanoparticles inside the microgel’s network. The behavior of the distribution function relative to the temperature represents that the distribution function still obeys the Maxwell-Boltzmann law even at low temperatures. Further, the diffusion coefficient, probability density, surface tension, and surface energy of silver nano-particles are numerically evaluated and then graphically illustrated.


Mechanical properties of nanoscale systems, Elasticity, Elastic constants, Viscosity, Diffusion and thermal conductivity, Chemical analysis and related physical methods of analysis

Research areas

Physics, Chemistry, Material Sciences


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No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Copyright © 2023 Noureen. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Noureen, S. Theoretical analysis of thermo-responsive behavior of microgels loaded with silver nanoparticles [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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