Multi-stimuli responsive hydrogel cilia

P.J. Glazer, J. Leuven, H. An, Serge Joseph Guy Lemay, E. Mendes

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Large arrays of high aspect ratio, artificial hydrogel based cilia that can respond to multiple stimuli are produced by means of micro-fabrication techniques. The cilia operate in aqueous solutions and are sensitive to pH, electric and/or magnetic fields. The biomimetic system combines both sensing and motility. Detection of changes in environment, such as a decrease in pH, triggers a collective response, to an external time-dependent magnetic field.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)2964-2970
JournalAdvanced functional materials
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • IR-90034
  • METIS-298692

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