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Thermoresponsive actuation enabled by permittivity switching in an electrostatically anisotropic hydrogel

 

Authors

Youn Soo Kim, Mingjie Liu, Yasuhiro Ishida, Yasuo Ebina, Minoru Osada, Takayoshi Sasaki, Takaaki Hikima, Masaki Takata & Takuzo Aida

Abstract

The temperature-mediated modulation of anisotropic electrostatics in response to changes of electrostatic permittivity in a hydrogel consisting of cofacially oriented electrolyte nanosheets imparts the hydrogel with actuation properties.

 

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Abstract URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/nmat4363