Autonomous pattern formation driven by chemical energy in gel system

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

    研究成果: Conference contribution

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    Stimuli-responsive gels have been applied to soft actuators. Recently, electroactive polymers are said to be promising materials as advanced soft actuators. Its mechanical motion is controlled by external stimuli such as a change in solvent composition, pH, temperature and electric field etc. On the other hand, many living organisms generate an autonomous motion without external driving stimuli. In this proceeding, we report a novel biomimetic gel actuator that can generate peristaltic motion spontaneously without external driving stimuli. The gel actuator converts the chemical energy of oscillating reaction, i.e., the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction into the kinetic energy inside the gel. Although the gel is completely composed of synthetic polymer, it shows autonomous motion as if it is alive. We consider that this gel actuator will create a new framework of chemical robot.

    本文言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトル2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010
    ページ1139-1144
    ページ数6
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2010
    イベント2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010 - Ilsan, Gyeonggi-Do
    継続期間: 2010 8 172010 8 20

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    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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