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Chapter 5

Multi-stimuli Responsive Materials

Multi-stimuli responsive soft materials have shown great potential for the implementation of functions such as selective drug delivery, logic gating, and directional transport. Starting with an overview of multi-stimuli responsive gels, different stimuli-responsive elements and strategies that are employed to implement multi-responsiveness are discussed. As two other examples of typical materials, multi stimuli-responsive thin films on surfaces and nanocarriers are also reviewed. The last part of the chapter discusses more sophisticated functions of these materials and provides a perspective for potential future developments.

Publication details

Print publication date
13 Jul 2015
Copyright year
2015
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-062-4
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-242-0
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-592-6

From the book series:
Smart Materials Series