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Recent progress in the shape deformation of polymeric hydrogels from memory to actuation

Wu, Baoyi; Lu, Huanhuan; Le, Xiaoxia; Lu, Wei; Zhang, Jiawei; Théato, Patrick ORCID iD icon 1,2; Chen, Tao
1 Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen (IBG), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Shape deformation hydrogels, which are one of the most promising and essential classes of stimuli-responsive polymers, could provide large-scale and reversible deformation under external stimuli. Due to their wet and soft properties, shape deformation hydrogels are anticipated to be a candidate for the exploration of biomimetic materials, and have shown various potential applications in many fields. Here, an overview of the mechanisms of shape deformation hydrogels and methods for their preparation is presented. Some innovative and efficient strategies to fabricate programmable deformation hydrogels are then introduced. Moreover, successful explorations of their potential applications, including information encryption, soft robots and bionomic systems, are discussed. Finally, remaining great challenges including the achievement of multiple stable deformation states and the combination of shape deformation and sensing are highlighted.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000133841
Veröffentlicht am 14.06.2021
DOI: 10.1039/d0sc07106d
Zitationen: 48
Web of Science
Zitationen: 47
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen (IBG)
Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2041-6520, 2041-6539
KITopen-ID: 1000133841
HGF-Programm 43.32.01 (POF IV, LK 01) Molecular Materials Basis for Optics & Photonics
Erschienen in Chemical Science
Verlag Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Band 12
Heft 19
Seiten 6472-6487
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 24.03.2021
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