MEMS meets supramolecules: Aligning supramolecular fibers within hydrogel strand using a microfluidic channel

Daisuke Kiriya, Hiroaki Onoe, Masato Ikeda, Itaru Hamachi, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

This paper describes the formation of a micro-scale gel strand constructed with self-assembled supramolecular nanofibers fabricated in a microfluidic channel. The supramolecular nanofibers are highly aligned along the axis of the gel strand; this morphology is very different from the bulk gel. Moreover, we found that small molecules are able to diffuse along the supramolecular- nanofiber's axis. We believe that these gel strands could be a useful material to transport small molecules based on the supramolecular interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEMS 2010 - The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Technical Digest
Pages927-930
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2010 Jan 242010 Jan 28

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period10/1/2410/1/28

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kiriya, D., Onoe, H., Ikeda, M., Hamachi, I., & Takeuchi, S. (2010). MEMS meets supramolecules: Aligning supramolecular fibers within hydrogel strand using a microfluidic channel. In MEMS 2010 - The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Technical Digest (pp. 927-930). [5442359] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2010.5442359