Biomimetic soft multifunctional miniature aquabots

Gu Han Kwon, Joong Yull Park, Jeong Yoon Kim, Megan L. Frisk, David J. Beebe, Sang Hoon Lee

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Abstract

A study was conducted to investigate the fabrication of multifunctional small aquabots on soft materials. The aquabots were fabricated on soft materials, due to the ease of polymerization and the ability to prepare the material composition towards achieving certain functionality, such as responsiveness to pH, temperature, or electric/magnetic field. It was observed that sequential in situ photopolymerization within a microfluidic device allowed for precise fabrication of different components. These components were constructed using a relatively inert polyethylene glycol (PEG) material, while ionic electroactive polymers were chosen from a large number of available soft materials, to serve as the actuators for facilitating controlled movement. It was found that some aquabots contained temperature-, pH-, or chemical-sensitive polymers, along with their electroactive hydrogel and PEG components, depending on the application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2148-2153
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume4
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

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Biomimetics
Lab-On-A-Chip Devices
Polymers
Temperature
Hydrogel
Magnetic Fields
Polymerization
Polyethylene glycols
Fabrication
Photopolymerization
Microfluidics
Hydrogels
Actuators
Magnetic fields
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Biomimetics
  • Electroactive hydrogels
  • Microengineering
  • Minibots
  • Polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine(all)

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Kwon, G. H., Park, J. Y., Kim, J. Y., Frisk, M. L., Beebe, D. J., & Lee, S. H. (2008). Biomimetic soft multifunctional miniature aquabots. Small, 4(12), 2148-2153. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.200800315

Biomimetic soft multifunctional miniature aquabots. / Kwon, Gu Han; Park, Joong Yull; Kim, Jeong Yoon; Frisk, Megan L.; Beebe, David J.; Lee, Sang Hoon.

In: Small, Vol. 4, No. 12, 01.12.2008, p. 2148-2153.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kwon, GH, Park, JY, Kim, JY, Frisk, ML, Beebe, DJ & Lee, SH 2008, 'Biomimetic soft multifunctional miniature aquabots', Small, vol. 4, no. 12, pp. 2148-2153. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.200800315
Kwon GH, Park JY, Kim JY, Frisk ML, Beebe DJ, Lee SH. Biomimetic soft multifunctional miniature aquabots. Small. 2008 Dec 1;4(12):2148-2153. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.200800315
Kwon, Gu Han ; Park, Joong Yull ; Kim, Jeong Yoon ; Frisk, Megan L. ; Beebe, David J. ; Lee, Sang Hoon. / Biomimetic soft multifunctional miniature aquabots. In: Small. 2008 ; Vol. 4, No. 12. pp. 2148-2153.
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