A smart polymer with a high sensitivity to temperature and humidity based on polyacrylamide hydrogel doped with polyiodide†
A smart polymer is developed by in situ fabrication of polyacrylamide hydrogel with polyiodide. The resulting PAM hydrogel doped with polyiodide showed a high sensitivity to temperature and humidity. Its special humidity-response behavior with high responsivity makes the described hydrogel a highly promising material for building temperature- and humidity-control switches.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2016 Journal of Materials Chemistry C Hot Papers