A novel design of nanofibrous gel actuator by electrospinning

Hiroki Nakagawa, Yusuke Hara, Shingo Maeda, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    A nanofibrous hydrogel actuator that generates bending and stretching motion in response to pH was achieved. The gel was composed of electrospun nanofiber synthesized by copolymerizing pH responsive acrylic acid and hydrophobic butyl methacrylate. In order to control the motion of the gel actuator, we introduced an anisotropic structure into the gel by controlling the flow rate of electrospining. As a result, the gel actuator showed pendulum-like motions by fixing on the edge of the gel.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010
    Pages1135-1138
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010 - Ilsan, Gyeonggi-Do
    Duration: 2010 Aug 172010 Aug 20

    Other

    Other2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010
    CityIlsan, Gyeonggi-Do
    Period10/8/1710/8/20

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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