Dynamic transformation of self-assembled structures using anisotropic magnetized hydrogel microparticles

Satoru Yoshida, Masahiro Takinoue, Eiji Iwase, Hiroaki Onoe*

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

12 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

This paper describes a system through which the self-assembly of anisotropic hydrogel microparticles is achieved, which also enables dynamic transformation of the assembled structures. Using a centrifuge-based microfluidic device, anisotropic hydrogel microparticles encapsulating superparamagnetic materials on one side are fabricated, which respond to a magnetic field. We successfully achieve dynamic assembly using these hydrogel microparticles and realize three different self-assembled structures (single and double pearl chain structures, and close-packed structures), which can be transformed to other structures dynamically via tuning of the precessional magnetic field. We believe that the developed system has potential application as an effective platform for a dynamic cell manipulation and cultivation system, in biomimetic autonomous microrobot organization, and that it can facilitate further understanding of the self-organization and complex systems observed in nature.

本文言語English
論文番号084905
ジャーナルJournal of Applied Physics
120
8
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 8 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理学および天文学(全般)

フィンガープリント

「Dynamic transformation of self-assembled structures using anisotropic magnetized hydrogel microparticles」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。

引用スタイル