Peristaltic motion of tubular gel driven by acid-autocatalytic reaction

Takashi Mikanohara, Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

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A novel gel actuator exhibits a peristaltic motion is designed. We proposed a new approach of coupling an acid-autocatalytic reaction and a pH-responsive gel in order to cause contraction waves. The poly(AAm-co-AAc) microphase-separated tubular gel was synthesized, which can be inflowed reaction solution to its hollow. We focused on its kinetics and evaluated the characteristics of the microphase-separated gels. And we also demonstrated that the propagation of the contraction region occurs in the tubular gel. Our final goal is to develop a biomimetic chemical robot, which realizes a peristaltic locomotion by forming contraction waves like a snail.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)457-465
ページ数9
ジャーナルAdvanced Robotics
28
発行部数7
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2014 4 3

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications

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