A novel design of nanofibrous gel actuator by electrospinning

Hiroki Nakagawa, Yusuke Hara, Shingo Maeda, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

A nanofibrous hydrogel actuator that generates bending and stretching motion in response to pH was achieved. The gel was composed of electrospun nanofiber synthesized by copolymerizing pH responsive acrylic acid and hydrophobic butyl methacrylate. In order to control the motion of the gel actuator, we introduced an anisotropic structure into the gel by controlling the flow rate of electrospining. As a result, the gel actuator showed pendulum-like motions by fixing on the edge of the gel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010
Pages1135-1138
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010 - Ilsan, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2010 Aug 172010 Aug 20

Publication series

Name2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010

Conference

Conference2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityIlsan, Gyeonggi-Do
Period10/8/1710/8/20

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Nakagawa, H., Hara, Y., Maeda, S., & Hashimoto, S. (2010). A novel design of nanofibrous gel actuator by electrospinning. In 2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010 (pp. 1135-1138). [5698034] (2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/NANO.2010.5698034