Actuating individual electrospun hydrogel nanofibres

Gestos, Adrian, Whitten, Philip G., Wallace, Gordon G. and Spinks, Geoffrey M. 2012, Actuating individual electrospun hydrogel nanofibres, Soft matter, vol. 8, no. 31, pp. 8082-8087, doi: 10.1039/C2SM25387A.

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Title Actuating individual electrospun hydrogel nanofibres
Author(s) Gestos, Adrian
Whitten, Philip G.
Wallace, Gordon G.
Spinks, Geoffrey M.
Journal name Soft matter
Volume number 8
Issue number 31
Start page 8082
End page 8087
Total pages 6
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 2012-05
ISSN 1744-683X
Keyword(s) Mechanics
physics of hydrogels
hydrogel nanofibre
skeletal muscle
nanoscale dimensions of fibre
hydrogel microfibre
polymeres and plastics
Summary The actuation of a single hydrogel nanofibre is measured for the first time by AFM. The actuation stress generated was comparable to that produced by skeletal muscle and the actuation rate was significantly increased by the nanoscale dimensions of the fibre.
Language eng
DOI 10.1039/C2SM25387A
Field of Research 100712 Nanoscale Characterisation
100708 Nanomaterials
091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, The Royal Society of Chemistry
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