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Fabrication and stimuli-responsive behavior of flexible micro-scrolls

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Abstract

We have fabricated micro-scrolls (tubes/springs) by rolling up pre-strained metal/PVA–PAA bilayers, where the strain is caused by the swelling of the PVA–PAA hydrogel in aqueous media. Stimuli-responsive behavior of the micro-tubes/springs is demonstrated by rolling and unrolling caused by the volume change of the PVA–PAA hydrogel in response to environmental fluids.

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The article was received on 18 Feb 2012, accepted on 03 May 2012 and first published on 08 Jun 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25366F
Soft Matter, 2012,8, 7103-7107

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    Fabrication and stimuli-responsive behavior of flexible micro-scrolls

    W. Li, G. Huang, H. Yan, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Hu, X. Wu and Y. Mei, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7103
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25366F

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