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Three dimensional responsive structure of tough hydrogels
Author(s): Xuxu Yang; Chunxin Ma; Chi Li; Yuhan Xie; Xiaoqiang Huang; Yongbin Jin; Ziqi Zhu; Junjie Liu; Tiefeng Li
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Paper Abstract

Three dimensional responsive structures have high value for the application of responsive hydrogels in various fields such as micro fluid control, tissue engineering and micro robot. Whereas various hydrogels with stimuli-responsive behaviors have been developed, designing and fabricating of the three dimensional responsive structures remain challenging. We develop a temperature responsive double network hydrogel with novel fabrication methods to assemble the complex three dimensional responsive structures. The shape changing behavior of the structures can be significantly increased by building blocks with various responsiveness. Mechanical instability is built into the structure with the proper design and enhance the performance of the structure. Finite element simulation are conducted to guide the design and investigate the responsive behavior of the hydrogel structures

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9430, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015, 94301F (1 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084013
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Xuxu Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Chunxin Ma, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Chi Li, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yuhan Xie, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiaoqiang Huang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yongbin Jin, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Ziqi Zhu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Junjie Liu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Tiefeng Li, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9430:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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