Design of Autonomous Gel Actuators
AbstractIn this paper, we introduce autonomous gel actuators driven by chemical energy. The polymer gels prepared here have cyclic chemical reaction networks. With a cyclic reaction, the polymer gels generate periodical motion. The periodic motion of the gel is produced by the chemical energy of the oscillatory Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. We have succeeded in making synthetic polymer gel move autonomously like a living organism. This experimental fact represents the great possibility of the chemical robot.
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Maeda, S.; Hara, Y.; Nakamaru, S.; Hashimoto, S. Design of Autonomous Gel Actuators. Polymers 2011, 3, 299-313.
Maeda S, Hara Y, Nakamaru S, Hashimoto S. Design of Autonomous Gel Actuators. Polymers. 2011; 3(1):299-313.Chicago/Turabian Style
Maeda, Shingo; Hara, Yusuke; Nakamaru, Satoshi; Hashimoto, Shuji. 2011. "Design of Autonomous Gel Actuators." Polymers 3, no. 1: 299-313.