Hysteresis in the Swelling of Gels

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HYGROSCOPIC natural fibres generally show sorption hysteresis, such that the vapour pressure at any given moisture content is higher on adsorption than on desorption, whereas no hysteresis is found in true solutions.

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BARKAS, W. Hysteresis in the Swelling of Gels. Nature 162, 32–33 (1948) doi:10.1038/162032b0

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