Materials Science


What is a gel?

Gels are solid materials that have flexible properties but do not actually flow in the same way that liquids do. They are made from a crosslinked bonding network of atoms, which actually contains a majority of liquid-like molecules interspersed by weight, but it still behaves as a solid. The crosslinked network within the gel gives it its solid-like properties, while the fluid component gives the gel its stickiness.


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