Chemo-responsive, self-oscillating gels that undergo biomimetic communication

Show simple item record Kuksenok, Olga Dayal, Pratyush Bhattacharya, Amitabh Yashin, Victor V. Deb, Debabrata Chen, Irene C. Vliet, Krystyn J. Van Balazs, Anna C. 2014-03-17T09:22:56Z 2014-03-17T09:22:56Z 2013-02
dc.identifier.citation Kuksenok, Olga; Dayal, Pratyush; Bhattacharya, Amitabh; Yashin, Victor V.; Deb, Debabrata; Chen, Irene C.; Van Vliete, Krystyn J. and Balazs, Anna C., “Chemo-responsive self-oscillating gels that undergo biomimetic communication”, Chemical Society Review, DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35497K, Feb. 2013. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1460-4744
dc.description.abstract Species ranging from single-cell organisms to social insects can undergo auto-chemotaxis, where the entities move towards a chemo-attractant that they themselves emit. Polymer gels undergoing the self-oscillating Belousov–Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction exhibit autonomous, periodic pulsations, which produce chemical species collectively referred to as the activator. The diffusion of this activator into the surrounding solution affects the dynamic behavior of neighboring BZ gels and hence, the BZ gels not only emit, but also respond to self-generated chemical gradients. This review describes recent experimental and computational studies that reveal how this biomimetic behavior effectively allows neighboring BZ gels to undergo cooperative, self-propelled motion. These distinctive properties of the BZ gels provide a route for creating reconfigurable materials that autonomously communicate with neighboring units and thereby actively participate in constructing the desired structures. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Pratyush Dayal et al.,
dc.format.extent Vol. 42, No. 17. pp. 7257-7277
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Royal Society of Chemistry en_US
dc.subject Chemical change en_US
dc.subject Chemical variations en_US
dc.subject Computational studies en_US
dc.subject Global response en_US
dc.subject Local distributions en_US
dc.subject Micro fluidic applications en_US
dc.subject Microscopic objects en_US
dc.subject Self oscillating en_US
dc.title Chemo-responsive, self-oscillating gels that undergo biomimetic communication en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Chemical Society Reviews

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