Active polymer gel actuators

Shingo Maeda*, Yusuke Hara, Ryo Yoshida, Shuji Hashimoto

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    研究成果: Article査読

    47 被引用数 (Scopus)

    抄録

    Many kinds of stimuli-responsive polymer and gels have been developed and applied to biomimetic actuators or artificial muscles. Electroactive polymers that change shape when stimulated electrically seem to be particularly promising. In all cases, however, the mechanical motion is driven by external stimuli, for example, reversing the direction of electric field. On the other hand, many living organisms can generate an autonomous motion without external driving stimuli like self-beating of heart muscles. Here we show a novel biomimetic gel actuator that can walk spontaneously with a worm-like motion without switching of external stimuli. The self-oscillating motion is produced by dissipating chemical energy of oscillating reaction. Although the gel is completely composed of synthetic polymer, it shows autonomous motion as if it were alive.

    本文言語English
    ページ(範囲)52-66
    ページ数15
    ジャーナルInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
    11
    1
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2010 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
    • 分子生物学
    • 触媒
    • 無機化学
    • 分光学
    • 有機化学
    • 物理化学および理論化学

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