Autonomous pattern formation driven by chemical energy in gel system

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

研究成果: Conference contribution

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抄録

Stimuli-responsive gels have been applied to soft actuators. Recently, electroactive polymers are said to be promising materials as advanced soft actuators. Its mechanical motion is controlled by external stimuli such as a change in solvent composition, pH, temperature and electric field etc. On the other hand, many living organisms generate an autonomous motion without external driving stimuli. In this proceeding, we report a novel biomimetic gel actuator that can generate peristaltic motion spontaneously without external driving stimuli. The gel actuator converts the chemical energy of oscillating reaction, i.e., the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction into the kinetic energy inside the gel. Although the gel is completely composed of synthetic polymer, it shows autonomous motion as if it is alive. We consider that this gel actuator will create a new framework of chemical robot.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010
ページ1139-1144
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 12 1
外部発表はい
イベント2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010 - Ilsan, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea, Republic of
継続期間: 2010 8 172010 8 20

出版物シリーズ

名前2010 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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