Highly reversible and multi-stage cantilever actuation driven by polyelectrolyte brushes

Feng Zhou, Wenmiao Shu, Mark E. Welland, Wilhelm T S Huck

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Abstract

Microcantilever bending can be reversibly driven by conformational changes of phosphate containing polyelectrolyte brushes when exposed to different pH or salt solutions. The deflection of the cantilevers allows a detailed analysis of the properties of polymer brushes, while these systems are also a first step toward polymer-based nanoactuators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5326-5327
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume128
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • microcantilever array
  • microcantilever bending

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