Direct Writing and Actuation of Three-Dimensionally Patterned Hydrogel Pads on Micropillar Supports

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Written by: Grant England AP225 Fall, 2011

Info

Title: Direct Writing and Actuation of Three-Dimensionally Patterned Hydrogel Pads on Micropillar Supports

Authors: Lauren D. Zarzar, Philseok Kim, Mathias Kolle, C. Jeffrey Brinker, Joanna Aizenberg, and Bryan Kaehr

@Harvard: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ange.201102975/pdf

Keywords

Actuation, gels, hybrid materials, multi-photon lithography, micro patterns, hydrogel

Summary

The main results of this paper were the extension of the hydrogel actuation model to include the ability for unconstrained actuation and local actuation of high aspect ratio structures in response to various stimuli (pH, temperature, etc.).

Methods and Results

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Conclusions