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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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Submitted
08 Feb 2013
Accepted
25 Mar 2013
First published
26 Mar 2013

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 5253-5255
Article type
Communication

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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