Stimuli-responsive gels have been applied to soft actuators. Recently, electroactive polymers are said to be promising materials as advanced soft actuators. Its mechanical motion is controlled by external stimuli such as a change in solvent composition, pH, temperature and electric field etc. On the other hand, many living organisms generate an autonomous motion without external driving stimuli. In this proceeding, we report a novel biomimetic gel actuator that can generate peristaltic motion spontaneously without external driving stimuli. The gel actuator converts the chemical energy of oscillating reaction, i.e., the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction into the kinetic energy inside the gel. Although the gel is completely composed of synthetic polymer, it shows autonomous motion as if it is alive. We consider that this gel actuator will create a new framework of chemical robot.
|ホスト出版物のタイトル||2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2010|
|イベント||2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010 - Ilsan, Gyeonggi-Do|
継続期間: 2010 8月 17 → 2010 8月 20
|Other||2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010|
|Period||10/8/17 → 10/8/20|
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