It's alive! A polymer gel has been developed that can generate a peristaltic motion without external stimuli. The motion is produced by dissipating the chemical energy of an oscillating reaction that occurs inside the gel. Although the gel is solely composed of a synthetic polymer, it shows independent motion as if it were alive. The motion of the gel can be harnessed to transport objects with millimeter dimensions (see picture). (Figure Presented).
|ジャーナル||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2008 8月 18|
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- 化学 (全般)