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Solvent-Driven Actuators Based on Soft Janus Films of Homogeneous Composition

Abstract

A Janus polymer film capable of rapid and reversible folding by triggering with organic solvents is prepared through a template method. Different from most self-folding films with layered structures of different compositions, the reported film can achieve folding function with just a single component by forming a Janus structure. The solvent-driven folding of the film can not only be remotely accomplished in air but also in water. In addition, the film is easy to integrate with other materials to fabricate actuators with specific functions for diverse applications.

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The article was received on 04 Apr 2017, accepted on 15 May 2017 and first published on 16 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00921F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Solvent-Driven Actuators Based on Soft Janus Films of Homogeneous Composition

    Q. Fu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang and M. Chiao, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00921F

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