Interfacial Layers and the Shear Elasticity of the Collagen–Water System

  • L. A. Bulavin Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
  • Yu. F. Zabashta Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
  • L. Yu. Vergun Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
  • O. S. Svechnikova Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
  • A. S. Yefimenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
Keywords: collagen, shear modulus, polymer mesh, chain configuration

Abstract

A hypothesis has been put forward that, in collagen hydrogels, there exist interfacial water layers surrounding the collagen helices. A model of interfacial water layer is proposed which does not contradict experimental data on the shear elasticity of collagen hydrogels. Such layers can exist in a loose connective tissue and prove its supporting function.

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Published
2019-01-30
How to Cite
Bulavin, L., Zabashta, Y., Vergun, L., Svechnikova, O., & Yefimenko, A. (2019). Interfacial Layers and the Shear Elasticity of the Collagen–Water System. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 64(1), 34. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe64.1.34
Section
Physics of liquids and liquid systems, biophysics and medical physics