Stimuli-responsive microfiber fabricated with double-network hydrogel

S. Nakajima, R. Kawano, Hiroaki Onoe

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Abstract

This paper describes stimuli-responsive double-network hydrogel microfibers formed by a microfluidic spinning system. By controlling laminar flows in the microfluidic system, stimuli-responsive microfibers with variety of sizes and structures, such as double-layered and hollow fibers, were fabricated. We confirmed that the microfibers can respond to the changes in temperature and pH, resulting that (i) large deformation of double-layered microfibers and (ii) pumping of fluid inside the hollow microfibers. Our stimuli-responsive microfibers could be applied to chemical-reaction-based microactuators and micropumps toward soft robotics and medical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1128-1129
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2016 Oct 92016 Oct 13

Other

Other20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period16/10/916/10/13

Keywords

  • Fiber
  • Gel
  • Micro pump
  • Soft actuator
  • Stimuli-response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Nakajima, S., Kawano, R., & Onoe, H. (2016). Stimuli-responsive microfiber fabricated with double-network hydrogel. In 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 (pp. 1128-1129). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.