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Temperature-triggered directional motion of tiny water droplets on bioinspired fibers in humidity

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Abstract

We designed a kind of smart bioinspired fiber using the N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) polymer, with roughness and curvature features similar to those of wetted spider silk. The motion of tiny water droplets can be manipulated reversibly in directions by the effective cooperation of multi-gradients such as roughness, curvature and temperature-responsive wettability.

Graphical abstract: Temperature-triggered directional motion of tiny water droplets on bioinspired fibers in humidity

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The article was received on 08 Feb 2013, accepted on 25 Mar 2013 and first published on 26 Mar 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC41060A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 5253-5255
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    Temperature-triggered directional motion of tiny water droplets on bioinspired fibers in humidity

    Y. Hou, L. Gao, S. Feng, Y. Chen, Y. Xue, L. Jiang and Y. Zheng, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5253
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC41060A

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