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Magnetically directed soft actuators driven by moisture

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Abstract

Herein we report the fabrication of a moisture-driven actuator by incorporating superparamagnetic nanoparticles into a water-responsive polypyrrole film. Under the direction of a magnetic field, the actuator can harvest energy from moisture and quickly transport cargo that is 5-times heavier than itself to the destination, serving as a powerful mini-tractor.

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The article was received on 12 Mar 2017, accepted on 24 Mar 2017 and first published on 28 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TC01062A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Advance Article
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    Magnetically directed soft actuators driven by moisture

    F. Gao, N. Zhang, X. Fang and M. Ma, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TC01062A

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