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Optically and magnetically induced self-folding polymer composite prepared by electrospinning technique (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Kuei-Ren Chen; Wei-Hao Wang; Ta-I Yang
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Paper Abstract

A simple method was developed to fabricate magnetically and optically responsive actuators utilizing composites of polycaprolactone (PCL) and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) loaded with iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles. An electrospinning technique enables to obtain Fe3O4 / PCL/PDMS composites with nanofiber structure. We demonstrate the self-folding ability of our developed composites upon exposing to external alternating magnetic field (AMF) or light. The self-folding behavior contributed to the structure change and stress relaxation of the composites, resulting from the temperature increase caused by the AMF and light absorption properties of Fe3O4 nanoparticles. The findings in this work could provide new ideas to design advanced complex self-folding materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2018
Proc. SPIE 10596, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites XII, 105960Q (27 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2296573
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Kuei-Ren Chen, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)
Wei-Hao Wang, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)
Ta-I Yang, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10596:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites XII
Hani E. Naguib, Editor(s)

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