Critical behavior of modulus of gel

Masayuki Tokita, Ryoya Niki, Kunio Hikichi

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Abstract

The critical behavior of the shear modulus of casein gel is studied. The shear modulus of casein gel scales with the conductivity exponent in the immediate vicinity of the sol-gel transition point. The asymptotic behavior of the modulus in the region far above the transition point is governed by a different exponent which is much larger than the conductivity exponent. These results are explainable by the crossover behavior of the percolation process. This study shows that the gelation of the casein micelle solution is a realization of the percolation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2583-2586
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume83
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Tokita, M., Niki, R., & Hikichi, K. (1985). Critical behavior of modulus of gel. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 83(5), 2583-2586. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.449848