Peristaltic motion of polymer gels

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Ryo Yoshida, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    It's alive! A polymer gel has been developed that can generate a peristaltic motion without external stimuli. The motion is produced by dissipating the chemical energy of an oscillating reaction that occurs inside the gel. Although the gel is solely composed of a synthetic polymer, it shows independent motion as if it were alive. The motion of the gel can be harnessed to transport objects with millimeter dimensions (see picture). (Figure Presented).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6690-6693
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Volume47
    Issue number35
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 18

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    Keywords

    • Autonomous systems
    • Gels
    • Oscillating reactions
    • Phase separation
    • Polymerization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Catalysis

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    Maeda, S., Hara, Y., Yoshida, R., & Hashimoto, S. (2008). Peristaltic motion of polymer gels. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 47(35), 6690-6693. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.200801347

    Peristaltic motion of polymer gels. / Maeda, Shingo; Hara, Yusuke; Yoshida, Ryo; Hashimoto, Shuji.

    In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol. 47, No. 35, 18.08.2008, p. 6690-6693.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Maeda, S, Hara, Y, Yoshida, R & Hashimoto, S 2008, 'Peristaltic motion of polymer gels', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 47, no. 35, pp. 6690-6693. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.200801347
    Maeda, Shingo ; Hara, Yusuke ; Yoshida, Ryo ; Hashimoto, Shuji. / Peristaltic motion of polymer gels. In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 2008 ; Vol. 47, No. 35. pp. 6690-6693.
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