Control of the dynamic motion of a gel actuator driven by the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Ryo Yoshida, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

A novel self-oscillating gel actuator with gradient structure, which generates a pendulum motion by fixing one edge of the gel without external stimuli was achieved. The gel was synthesized by copolymerizing the ruthenium catalyst for the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction with N-isopropylacrylamide and 2-acrylamido- 2-methylpropane sulfonic acid. Furthermore, we clarified that the period and amplitude for the self-oscillating behavior of the gel actuator are controllable by changing the composition, temperature, and size of the gel. The maximum amplitude of the novel gel actuator is about a 100 times larger than that of the conventional self-oscillating gel system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar 3
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Biomimetic
  • Crosslinking
  • Gels
  • Phase transition
  • Stimuli-sensitive polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Control of the dynamic motion of a gel actuator driven by the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. / Maeda, Shingo; Hara, Yusuke; Yoshida, Ryo; Hashimoto, Shuji.

In: Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Vol. 29, No. 5, 03.03.2008, p. 401-405.

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Maeda, Shingo ; Hara, Yusuke ; Yoshida, Ryo ; Hashimoto, Shuji. / Control of the dynamic motion of a gel actuator driven by the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. In: Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 2008 ; Vol. 29, No. 5. pp. 401-405.
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