Modeling Chemoresponsive Polymer Gels

Show simple item record Kuksenok, Olga Deb, Debabrata Dayal, Pratyush Balazs, Anna C. 2014-04-09T12:57:18Z 2014-04-09T12:57:18Z 2014-02
dc.identifier.citation Kuksenok, Olga; Deb, Debabrata; Dayal, Pratyush and Balazs, Anna C., “Modeling chemoresponsive polymer gels”, Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-chembioeng-060713-035949, vol. 5, no. 1, Feb. 2014. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1947-5446
dc.identifier.issn 1947-5438
dc.description.abstract Stimuli-responsive gels are vital components in the next generation of smart devices, which can sense and dynamically respond to changes in the local environment and thereby exhibit more autonomous functionality. We describe recently developed computational methods for simulating the properties of such stimuli-responsive gels in the presence of optical, chemical, and thermal gradients. Using these models, we determine how to harness light to drive shape-changes and directed motion in spirobenzopyran-containing gels. Focusing on oscillating gels undergoing the Belousov-Zhabotinksy reaction, we demonstrate that these materials can spontaneously form self-rotating assemblies, or pinwheels. Finally, we model temperature-sensitive gels that encompass chemically reactive filaments to optimize the performance of this system as a homeostatic device for regulating temperature. These studies could facilitate the development of soft robots that autonomously interconvert chemical and mechanical energy and thus perform vital functions without the continuous need of external power sources. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Pratyush Dayal et. al.,
dc.format.extent Vol. 5, No. 1 pp.35-54
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Annual Reviews en_US
dc.subject Belousov-Zhabotinsky reactions en_US
dc.subject Complex forms en_US
dc.subject Computational design en_US
dc.subject Cross-link densities en_US
dc.subject Cross-linked gels en_US
dc.title Modeling Chemoresponsive Polymer Gels en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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