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Title: Bio-inspired bicomponent fiber with multistimuli response to infrared light and humidity for smart actuators
Authors: Zheng, Qinchao
Jiang, Zhenlin
Xu, Xiaotong
Xu, Chenxue
Zhu, Min
Chen, Chen
Fu, Fanfan
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Zheng, Q., Jiang, Z., Xu, X., Xu, C., Zhu, M., Chen, C. & Fu, F. (2021). Bio-inspired bicomponent fiber with multistimuli response to infrared light and humidity for smart actuators. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 3(6), 3131-3141.
Journal: ACS Applied Polymer Materials
Abstract: Smart actuators with multistimuli synergistic response functions can be widely used in complex environments. In this study, a torsion side-by-side sodium alginate-sodium alginate/graphene oxide (SA-SA/GO) fiber-based smart actuator with an intermittent spiral structure is reported by the side-by-side wet spinning and twisting methods. With the excellent humidity response of SA and the photothermal properties of GO, the side-by-side fiber can produce a twisting motion of 449 rpm and untwisting rotation motion of 201 rpm at full speed when stimulated by infrared (IR) light (0.5 W/cm2) or moisture (90% RH). Meanwhile, due to the unique bicomponent intermittent spiral structure of the side-by-side fiber, the SA component and the SA/GO component in the spiral structure show different response speeds to infrared light and humidity stimulus, and the actuator can complete a controllable and programmable "forward-stagnation-reverse"synergistic drive response behavior under the co-stimulation of IR light and humidity using the alternating transformation of torque force and solvation force. In addition, owing to the excellent flexibility and synergistic responsiveness of the side-by-side SA-SA/GO smart actuator, it can be prepared to form a series of programmable smart devices for the design of bionic muscles and multifunctional load devices in complex environments, which has important applications in future smart device development.
ISSN: 2637-6105
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00335
Schools: School of Materials Science and Engineering 
Rights: © 2021 American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.
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