Thermoresponsive Wrinkles on Hydrogels for Soft Actuators
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Colleges, School and Institutes
Adaptive surface wrinkles are demonstrated to exhibit a peristaltic motion and a size-selective transportation of micro-objects under thermal stimulus. The bilayered materials made of thermoresponsive poly(N-iso-propylacrylamide) and hybrid silica form responsive wrinkles of submillimeter dimensions with temperature variation. This hydrogel-based actuation works in a near-physiological environment, which meets the critical requirement for artificial alternatives in bioapplications.
|Journal||Advanced Materials Interfaces|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jun 2016|