Hydrogel-based multi-stimuli responsive cilia

P. J. Glazer, J. Leuven, H. An, S. G. Lemay, E. Mendes*

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Large arrays of multi stimuli responsive, hydrogel based, cilia arc produced by means of micro-fabrication techniques. The cilia operate in aqueous solutions and their actuation can be triggerd by pH change, electric and/or magnetic fields. This artificial cilia system can combine, in a single unit, detection/triggered reaction behaviour. An external change in an environment, such as a decrease in pH, triggers collective cilia shrinkage and motile response, to an external time-dependent magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2013
Event2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, Nanotech 2013 - Washington, United States
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013


Conference2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, Nanotech 2013
Abbreviated titleNanotech
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Cilia
  • Gels
  • Microactuators
  • Smart materials


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