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Title: Self-regulating chemo-mechano-chemical systems

Abstract

A chemo-mechano-chemical (C.sub.1-M-C.sub.2) system includes a base supporting an actuatable structure, said structure comprising a functionalized portion and being embedded in an environmentally responsive gel capable of volume change in response to an environmental stimulus; a first fluid layer disposed over the base and in contact with the actuatable structure, said first fluid layer comprising the environmentally responsive gel; and a second fluid layer in contact with the actuatable structure, wherein the layers are positioned such that the functionalized portion is in contact with the second layer in a first relaxed state and in contact with the first layer in a second actuated state and wherein the functionalized portion interacts with at least one of the layers to provide a chemical or physical response.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1357508
Patent Number(s):
9651548
Application Number:
14/268,561
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B81 - MICROSTRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY B81B - MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12Q - MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES, NUCLEIC ACIDS OR MICROORGANISMS
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0005247
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 May 02
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Aizenberg, Joanna, He, Ximin, and Aizenberg, Michael. Self-regulating chemo-mechano-chemical systems. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Aizenberg, Joanna, He, Ximin, & Aizenberg, Michael. Self-regulating chemo-mechano-chemical systems. United States.
Aizenberg, Joanna, He, Ximin, and Aizenberg, Michael. Tue . "Self-regulating chemo-mechano-chemical systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1357508.
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