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.
- microcantilever array
- microcantilever bending
Zhou, F., Shu, W., Welland, M. E., & Huck, W. T. S. (2006). Highly reversible and multi-stage cantilever actuation driven by polyelectrolyte brushes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128(16), 5326-5327. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja060649p