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Associate Professor
Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University
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GONG, Jian Ping Group
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    NAKAJIMA, Tasuku

About the Research

Research Theme

Development of materials functions by mutual inspiration of gels and chemical reactions


Polymer Physics, Functional gels, Mechanochemistry
Research Outline

I am developing special chemical reactions in a gel as a special reaction field, and functionalization and toughening of the gel material by the developped chemical reaction. As an example, I have created muscle-iike self-growing material which increases their strength and size in response to mechanical stimuli.

Representative Research Achievements

  • Mechanoresponsive Self-growing Hydrogels Inspired by Muscle Training
    T. Matsuda, R. Kawakami, R. Namba, T. Nakajima, J. P. Gong
    Science, 2019, 363, 504-508
    DOI: 10.1126/science.aau9533
  • Hydrophobic Hydrogels with Fruit‐Like Structure and Functions
    H. Guo, T. Nakajima, D. Hourdet, A. Marcellan, C. Creton, W. Hong, T. Kurokawa, J. P. Gong
    Adv. Mater., 2019, 31, 1900702
    DOI: 10.1002/adma.201900702
  • Network Elasticity of a Model Hydrogel as a Function of Swelling Ratio: From Shrinking to Extreme Swelling State
    K.-I. Hoshino, T. Nakajima, T. Matsuda, T. Sakai, J. P. Gong
    Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 9693-9701
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01854E
  • Phase Separation-Induced Anomalous Stiffening, Toughening, and Self-healing of Polyacrylamide Gels
    K. Sato, T. Nakajima, T. Hisamatsu, T. Nonoyama, T. Kurokawa, J. P. Gong
    Adv. Mater., 2015, 27, 6990-6998
    DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502967
  • A Universal Molecular Stent Method to Toughen any Hydrogels Based on Double Network Concept
    T. Nakajima, H. Sato, Y. Zhao, S. Kawahara, T. Kurokawa, K. Sugahara, J. P. Gong
    Adv. Funct. Mater., 2012, 22, 4426-4432
    DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201200809

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