Bio-inspired design of submerged hydrogel-actuated polymer microstructures operating in response to pH

Lauren D. Zarzar, Philseok Kim, Joanna Aizenberg

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Abstract

A bio-inspired hybrid materials system has been developed by utilizing pH-responsive, poly(acrylic acid-co-acrylamide) hydrogel as the "muscle" that dynamically and reversibly actuates the embedded microposts and microfins while the sample is submerged. The system is designed to provide uniform directional bending actuation over a large area and integrated with electrochemical and microfluidic cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)H1442-H1446
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 25 2011

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Hydrogel
Hybrid materials
Microfluidics
Hydrogels
Acrylics
Muscle
Polymers
Microstructure
Acids
poly(acrylamide-co-acrylic acid)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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