A self-powered polymeric material that responds autonomously and continuously to fleeting stimuli

Matthew S. Baker, Vinita Yadav, Ayusman Sen, Scott T. Phillips

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Abstract

Pumped up: Building an autoinductive, self-propagating reaction directly into a polymer has resulted in stimuli-responsive materials that are capable of remembering the presence of a stimulus, even after the stimulus is no longer present. As a proof of concept, a nonmechanical, polymer-based pump has been made that is capable of pumping fluids surrounding the polymer when exposed to a fleeting signal (UV light, see picture).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10295-10299
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume52
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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