Peristaltic motion of tubular gel driven by acid-autocatalytic reaction

Takashi Mikanohara, Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

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    A novel gel actuator exhibits a peristaltic motion is designed. We proposed a new approach of coupling an acid-autocatalytic reaction and a pH-responsive gel in order to cause contraction waves. The poly(AAm-co-AAc) microphase-separated tubular gel was synthesized, which can be inflowed reaction solution to its hollow. We focused on its kinetics and evaluated the characteristics of the microphase-separated gels. And we also demonstrated that the propagation of the contraction region occurs in the tubular gel. Our final goal is to develop a biomimetic chemical robot, which realizes a peristaltic locomotion by forming contraction waves like a snail.

    元の言語English
    ページ(範囲)457-465
    ページ数9
    ジャーナルAdvanced Robotics
    28
    発行部数7
    DOI
    出版物ステータスPublished - 2014 4 3

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Software

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