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Hysteresis in the Swelling of Gels

Nature volume 162, pages 3233 (03 July 1948) | Download Citation

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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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    (internal unpublished Laboratory report, No. P.81; 1947).

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    , "Contributions to the Physics of Cellulose" (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1945).

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  1. Forest Products Research Laboratory, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. Feb. 10.

    • W. W. BARKAS

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